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August 17, 1995 

Volume 25, Number 1 

'A man for all seasons' 

ly Faculty Senate. This photo 
Photo: Greg Grieco 

Penn State's 15th president looks back over 
his tenure as he prepares to say farewell 

Back in the 1950s, a Harvard undergraduate from Russellville, Ala., answered a biology instructor's 
advertisement for a lab technician and soon found himself doing research into longevity with 
Drosophik mdanogaster, common fruit flies often used in genetic studies. 
He'd answered the ad primarily because he needed money to help pay his way through college. But 
as he worked with the flies, the student realized he was doing something more important than that. 
He was learning the precise and complex lab protocols that good research demands. He was getting a 
sense of what research is really all about. He was working with a first-rate instructor with a special concern 
for teaching undergraduates. 

And as the student ran crowding experiments at various stages of insect development, and controlled feed- 
ing experiments, he saw that the smaller, more active flies were living longer than the larger, less active flies. 
And he began to wonder — could these findings apply to human beings, too? 

The student ivas Joab Thomas, who is now approaching the end of his five-year stint as Penn State's 15th 
president. Even though more than 40 years have gone by since he worked on that research project. Dr. Thomas 
has not forgotten what he did on the project, and what, over the years, it has come to teach him. 

"One of the things that we discovered — and I was the first one to point this out, because I was the one han- 
dling the flies — was that with increased larval crowding, the flies that emerged not only were smaller, but they 

See "Farewell" on pages 8 and 9 

Former governor 
deeds papers to 
University Libraries 

The personal papers and administra- 
tive documents of former Pennsylvania 
Gov. Robert P. Casey are part of an 
extensive historic collection that will be 
housed at Penn State's Pattee Library 
on the University Park Campus. 

Former Gov. Casey announced 
Aug. 11 that he will donate the papers, 
including speeches, administrative cor- 
respondence, photos and newspaper 
clippings to the University. 

"Penn State was the logical choice 
for the papers since it houses such a 
vast resource of information about the 
state," former Gov. Casey said. "It is 
imperative that the historical informa- 
tion of Pennsylvania and its people be 
documented and preserved. Archives 
are an essential and critical element in 
maintaining our history, analyzing the 
past and positioning ourselves for the 

Penn State President Joab Thomas 
said he encouraged the former gover- 
nor to donate his papers and was 
"delighted" they would be housed at 
the University. 

The collection of more than 75 
boxes of material records Gov. Casey's 
terms in office' from 1987-1995, 
although the official records from his 

See "Libraries" on page 3 

Campuses form 
new partnership 

The University's Beaver, McKeesport 
and New Kensington campuses have 
entered into a new alliance — the 
Greater Pittsburgh Commonwealth 
Educational System Region for Contin- 
uing Education — to better serve the 
continuing education needs of western 
Pennsylvania and lo consolidate admin- 
istrative costs. 

"Penn State's Continuing Education 
offerings, from credit courses in 
accounting and education to non-credit 
classes in real estate and engineering, 
have been administratively reorganized 
at the three campuses to reduce over- 
lapping offerings and to ensure quality 
programming,'' John Marshall, director 
of field services for Continuing and Dis- 
tance Education, said in an Aug. 7 
announcement of the move. In addition, 
course offerings will be re-evaluated to 
be sure they meet specific educational 
needs of the region. 

Mr. Marshall also announced that 

See "Alliance" 

l page 4 

O Intercom 

^ August 17, 1995 

International Council names chairperson 

The University's International 
Council will be chaired by Nor- 
man Freed, professor of physics 
and associate dean of the Eberlv 
College of Science, during 1995- 
9t>. Dr. Freed has represented the 
Eberlv College on the council 
since'l991-92 and served as the 
council's vice chair in 1994-95. 
The International Council has 
senior representation from all 
strategic planning units of the 
University and acts in an adviso- 
ry capacity to the president and to 
the Office of International Pro- 

In his new role. Dr. Freed 
plans to continue working toward 
the five strategic goals of the 
council, which include: providing 
education abroad experiences for 
20 percent of each undergraduate 
graduating class (the current fig- 
ure is approximately 8 percent); 
increasing international activities 
of faculty and graduate students; 
internationalizing the curriculum; 
increasing recognition of interna- 
tional activities within the promo- 
tion and tenure process; and 
enhancing the climate for interna- 
tional students, faculty and staff. 

In his capacity as associate 
dean of the Eberly College, Dr. 
Freed designed an undergraduate 
science exchange program within 
Great Britain to enable Penn State 
to tap into ERASMUS— a success- 
ful program in Europe in which 
students routinely exchange 
places within European i 

"I believe that a university 
education must prepare students 
to enter the real world, and that 
world is becoming more 
internationally oriented at a 
breathtaking pace." 

Norman Freed 


Penn States International Council 

The Eberly College of Science 
boasts a new international portfo- 
lio, thanks in part to Dr. Freed, 

who helped develop the British 
Science Exchange Program in 
which undergraduates spend the 
year in any of seven British uni- 
versities. Dr. Freed said the col- 
lege is working on similar rela- 
tionships with other universities 
to expose not only undergradu- 
ates, but faculty and graduate stu- 
dents, to an international experi- 

Dr. Freed is convinced that 
education must be international- 
ized if it is to lead to opportunities 
in the years ahead, and his own 
international experience makes 
him a prime advocate for interna- 
tionalization: He has been a 
CNRS Fellow at the University of 
Grenoble, France; a Fellow of the 
Institute for Theoretical Physics at 
the University of Lund, Sweden; a 
Ford Foundation Fellow at the 
Niels Bohr Institute, University of 
Copenhagen; a Fellow at the 
Research Institute for Theoretical 

Physics, University of Helsinki; a 
CNRS Fellow at the Center for 
Nuclear Studies of the French 
Atomic Energy Commission at 
Saclay; and a Research Professor 
at the University of Paris at Orsay. 

In addition, he has lectured 
extensively at universities in 
Europe, Japan and India. 

"When an employee is select- 
ing employees from an increasing 
international pool of talent, who 
is more likely to get the job: the 
European who speaks several lan- 
guages and has developed ... cul- 
tural sensitivity ... or the Ameri- 
can who has never left the U.S. 
and speaks only English?" he 

"I believe that 
education must prepare ^students 
to enter the real world, and that 
world is becoming more interna- 
tionally oriented at a breathtaking 

Center for Women 
marks 10th anniversary 

The Center for Women Students is celebrating 
its 10th anniversary with a series of events this 

■ Lee Ann Banaszak, associate professor of 
political science, will speak in honor of the 75th 
anniversary of women's suffrage at 8 p.m. Thurs- 
day, Aug. 24, in the HUB Gallery Lounge on the 
University Park Campus. 

■ "One Woman, One Vote," a historical doc- 
umentary showing highlights of the suffrage 
movement beginning with the first women's 
rights convention in 1848, will be shown at 7 p.m. 
Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the HUB Assembly 
Room on the University Park Campus. 

■ The Center for Women Students 10th 
anniversary open house /reception will be held 
from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 3, in 120/102 
Boucke Building on the University Park Cam- 

■ Historian and humorist Jane Curry will 
present "Just Say Know: Educating Females for 
the 21st Century" at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in 
Schwab Auditorium on the University Park 
Campus. Presented by the Center for Women 
Students with the support of the Commission for 
Women, this performance satire set in a mythical 
Midwest institution of higher learning will be 
followed by a reception in the HUB Gallery 

■ Patricia Johnstone, assistant director of 
the Center for Women Students, will facilitate 
discussion on the Clothesline Project documen- 
tary, "Bearing Witness to Violence Against 
Women," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the 
HUB Assembly Room on the University Park 

■ SabrinaC. Chapman, director of the Cen- 
ter for Women Students, will facilitate discussion 
on "PSU Herstory: Past, Present and Future" 
from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the 
CWS Resource Room, 120 Boucke Building on 
the University Park Campus. 

For more information, contact the Center 
for Women Students, 102 Boucke Building, at 
(814) 863-2027. 

ok Shelf 

Gordon W. Blood, professor and head 
of the Department of Communication 
Disorders, is author of The POWERR 
Game: Dealing With Stuttering. 

The book is designed for use by ado- 
lescents who stutter, as well as by 
speech-language pathologists who 
work with them- Vie POWERJi Game 
uses a game-therapy approach to make 
it easier for adolescents to talk about 
their attitudes and feelings, which is a 
major part of stuttering therapy with 
that age group. The game also teaches 
problem-solving skills and coping tech- 

The book explains the theoretical 
rationale for the game and the goals of 

the game, then describes in detail how 
to play it; it also includes reproducible 
game cards and other handouts. In 
addition, it includes a chapter on the 
role of counseling in dealing with stut- 

The book is published by Commu- 
nication Skill Builders of Tucson, Ariz. 

Shirley Marchalonis, professor of Eng- 
lish and women's studies at the Penn 
State Berks Campus, is the author of Col- 
lege Girls: A Century in Fiction, published 
by Rutgers University Press, 1995. 

Using novels, short stories and some 
juvenile fiction from 1865 to 1940 — all 
of it specifically about college "girls" — 

Dr. Marchalonis examines the notion 
that females were mentally and physi- 
cally incapable of learning and the belief 
that educating women would destroy 

Since the opening of Vassar College 
in 1865, women's colleges have tried to 
create a special space and new role mod- 
els that would allow women to exist for 
a short time in idyllic conditions. Dr. 
Marchalonis guides readers through the 
history of women's education and how 
ideas about women and education 
developed. She also aids readers in 
understanding the significance these 
ideas have in relation to women's histo- 

Dr. Marchalonis is also author of Tlie 
World* of Lucy larcom, 1824-1893 and is 
editor of Patrons and Protege's: Gender, 
Friendship and Writing in Nineteenth-Cen- 
tury America (Rutgers University Press, 

As a primer for anyone hoping to help 
preserve one of North America's great 
natural resources, Richard Yahner's 

Eastern Deciduous Forest puts the foresf s 
splendors within a reader's reach. 

Published by the University of Min- 
nesota Press, the book offers a general 
introduction to the ecology and wildlife 
conservation issues of the eastern decid- 
uous forest that stretches from the East 
Coast to the Mississippi River, from 
southern Canada to northern Horida. 

Dr. Yahner, professor of wildlife 
conservation in the School of Forest 
Resources and chair of the graduate 
Ecology Program, explores the foresf s 
physiology, soil and vegetation types 
and integrates basic biological principles 
into his account of the ecological conse- 
quences of society's actions. 

Tracing the history of conservation 
of the forest, he discusses relevant issues 
such as the loss of biodiversity, forest 
fragmentation, Neotropical migrator)' 
bird patterns, acid deposition, ozone 
depletion and global climatic 
change. The book is volume four in 
the Wildlife Habitats Series. 

August 17, 1995 

President-elect reports salary, makes $100,000 gift 

Penn State's new president, Graham Spanier, has 
requested and received permission from the Board 
of Trustees to publicly report his salary, delivering 
on a promise he made to reporters following his 
hiring. At the same time. Dr. Spanier announced 
he will return a portion of his salary to the Univer- 
sity through a charitable contribution. 

Dr. Spanier will be paid $250,000 a year. Dr. 
Spanier' s contract is for a five-year period that will 
end Aug. 31, in the year 2000. 

Dr. Spanier also announced that he and his 
wife, Sandra, have joined the Mount Nittany Soci- 
ety, the group of University donors who have 
pledged or contributed a minimum of $100,000. 
The Spaniers have designated their gift to be used 
in support of the University's academic programs. 

The Spaniers have designated their 
gift be used in support of the 
University's academic programs 

"Although I believe in the principle of confi- 
dentiality of salaries, there seems to be intense 
interest in the president's salary in particular. In _ 
the spirit of openness that 1 hope will characterize 
my administration, I felt it was appropriate to 
reveal my salary, something that I feel is a person- 
al decision," Dr. Spanier said. 

Dr. Spanier added, "Penn Staters have an 
impressive record of giving to the University, and 
I am pleased to follow in this tradition, hoping my 
gift will stimulate even more alumni, colleagues, 
and friends of the University to support the Uni- 
versity's programs." 

Penn State is one of the largest universities in 
the nation with approximately 70,000 students and 
approximately 16,000 faculty and staff at its 22 
campuses and 67 extension offices around the state. 
The University's 1995-96 budget is $1.6 billion. A 
member of the Big 10, Penn State has more than 
336,000 living alumni and raises more than $80 mil- 
lion per year in private funds. 

ARL layoffs tied to 
slowdown in funding 

The Applied Research Laboratory is facing some 
changes in research priority for the next fiscal 
year, including a loss of federal funding in sev- 
eral research areas and an increase in overall 
overhead expenses. 

Based on its current projections, the labora- 
tory will need to reduce its work force by up to 
24 faculty and staff, including 11 non-tenured 

The affected employees have been given as 
much advance notice as possible, with some fac- 
ulty receiving as much as 12 months' notice and 
staff as much as three months' notice. Some of 
these layoffs may be averted if new funding is 
developed in the next few months. ARL will con- 
tinue to expand in other areas of research to com- 
pensate for these losses. 

ARL employs approximately 600 full-time 
faculty and staff and is supported solely by non- 
University funding, mainly U.S. Department of 
Defense funding. 

Pearl L. Gurbal, dining hall worker, Housing and 
Food Services, from Nov. 24, 1969, until her retire- 
ment Oct. 17, 1981; died June 13 at the age of 75. 

Peter P. Karapin, assistant professor of engineer- 
ing at the Penn State York Campus, died July 14 at 
the age of 76. Hired Sept. 1, 1965, he retired from 
the University on June 30, 1981. 

Wayne F. Murz, associate extension agent, College 
of Agricultural Sciences, died July 13. He served at 
Penn State from Sept. 8, 1991, until his death at the 
age of 53. 

Edmund H. Umberger, professoroi mathematics in 
the Eberly College of Science, died June 23. Hired 
Sept. 1, 1939, he served the University until his 
tjuly 1,1978. He was 82. 

Woodrow W. Wilson, assistant professor of engi- 
neering, Penn State Worthington Scranton Cam- 
pus, from Sept. 1, 1962, until his retirement March 
1, 1981; died July 8 at the age of 76. 

; Historical Collections and Labor Archives for Penn State, looks over the contents of some of 
■1 of former Gov. Robert P. Casey's donation to the University archives. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 


continued from page 1 

gubernatorial tenure mainly rest in the State 
Archives in Harrisburg. 

"The difference in the collections is that a major- 
ity of these papers are what we consider personal 
records. There are also duplicate papers of official 
documents found in the State Archives," Diana 
Shenk, head of the Historical Collections and Labor 
Archives for Penn State, said. "As the land-grant 
institution of Pennsylvania, it's important that we 
hold the records of the state's public officials. One of 
our main goals is to document the social, political 
and industrial development of Pennsylvania." 

Ms. Shenk said the Casey papers are an excellent 
source for anyone seeking information on 20th-cen- 
tury public officials and their public activities. 
Access to the documents is controlled by an agree- 
ment which reflects the same terms and provisions 
as are contained in an agreement between the gov- 
ernor's office and the State Historical and Museum 

The former governor, now chairman of the Cam- 
paign for the American Family and the Fund for the 
American Family — two organizations advocating 
pro-life and pro-family policy initiatives — said the 
decision to deed his papers to Penn State was based 
on the University's reputation as a repository for 
gubernatorial archives. 

In addition to the Casey papers, Penn State is 
also home to the archives of former Pennsylvania 
governors William Warren Scranton, who served 
from 1963 to 1967; Edward Martin, governor from 
1943-47; Gifford Pinchot, 1931-35; James Beaver, 
1887-91; and Andrew Curtin, 1861-67. The Universi- 
ty also houses the historical records of the United 
Mine Workers of America and the United Steelwork- 
ers, which document in great detail the heritage, tur- 
moil and election activities of two of the nation's 
strongest labor unions. In addition, the University 
Libraries is the site of the archives of the Pennsylva- 
nia Federation of Labor, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, 
Labor's Non-Partisan League and the Pennsvlvania 
Industrial Union Council. 

'The papers will be easily accessible to scholars 
and citizens and our proximity to other resources of 
information, like the State Archives in Harrisburg and 
the Library of Congress, make this an ideal match," 
President Thomas said. 

Gov. Casey, who served two terms as the leader 
of the Commonwealth, was elected to his second term 
in 1991 by a margin of more than a million votes — 
the largest gubernatorial landslide victory in 
statewide politics. 

4 Intercom 
August 17, 1995 

New Western Campus Continuing Education Alliance 


continued from page 1 

David A. English, who has served .is director of Continuing 
Education .it the Shenango Campus since 1988, has been 
named director of the regional program. 

Currently the University offers a total of approximately 
1011 Continuing Education courses for credit and more than 
300 non-credit courses as the Beaver, McKeesport and New 
Kensington campuses. Stu- 
dents in those programs 
include regular full-time 
baccalaureate students 
who are accelerating their 
program or tailoring 
their schedules to fit 
other responsibilities 
such as work or family 
schedules, non-degree ■ 
students who are build- 
ing their skills and area 
employees seeking certifi- 
cation or training in a given field 

The new regional 
program will oversee <i" 
of Penn State's non- 
credit Continuing Edu 
cation offerings in the 
region as well as all new 
credit classes offered off-campus. 

"For now, existing for-credit Con- 
tinuing Education classes offered at the 
three campuses will continue to be offered in those locations, 
and for the time being, programs offered at the Monroeville 
Center will also not be a part of the regional program," Mr. 
Marshall said. 


In addition to the regional director, staff for the program 
will consist of three representatives and three staff assistants, 
one of whom will be located at each campus. 

The regional director and representatives are new posi- 
tions designed specifically to meet the needs of the regional 

In order to implement the new regional operation, all 
Continuing Education positions at the three campuses were 
eliminated June 30. 

The regional operation is managed by a board of direc- 

the three campus 
executive officers 
— Dennis 
Travis, Beaver 
Campus; JoAnne 
Burley, McKeesport 
Campus; and Catherine 
Gannon, New Kensing- 
ton Campus — and'Mr. 

The board will 
report to Robert E. 
Dunham, senior vice 
president for the Com- 
monwealth Educational Sys- 
tem. Mr. English, the program director, 
will report directly to the board. 

A native of New Kensington, Mr. 

English served as a Continuing Education 

representative at the Penn State Ogontz 

Campus from 1985 to 1988 and as a program 

assistant from 1984 to 1985. 

Among his accomplishments there, he developed new 
client relationships in northeastern Philadelphia and strength- 
ened existing relationships with hospital clients and others. 

provided by intercollegiate Athletes 

Nike deal 

Penn State athletics has forged a 
comprehensive agreement with the 
athletic shoe and apparel giant 
Nike Corp. that will benefit a 
majority of the school's 800 stu- 

The agreement, which began 
last fall and extends for three years, 
calls for Nike to provide shoes, uni- 
form items and apparel to Penn 
State student-athletes in men's and 
women's sports. Twenty-six of the 
29 Penn State sports teams present- 
ly are affected by the Nike agree- 

Former student-athletes 

At the recent Big Ten Conference 
Centennial dinner in Chicago, for- 
mer Penn State student-athletes 
Suzie McConnell Serio (women's 
basketball) and Jesse Amelle (foot- 
ball, men's basketball) were pre- 
sented with special centennial 
awards by Commissioner Jim 

Probably the most decorated 
women's basketball player in Lady 
Lion history, Ms. McConnell Serio 
owns two Olympic medals — a gold 
earned as a member of the U.S. 

team at the Seoul games and a 
bronze from the 1992 games in 
Barcelona. A first team Kodak All- 
America choice in 1988, she also 
won the Frances Pomeroy Nai- 
smith Hall of Fame Award follow- 
ing her senior season. She played 
on teams that won 97 of 130 games 
and appeared in two NCAA East- 
ern regionals. She established an 
NCAA career record for assists, 
and established nine different Penn 
Slate career marks. 

Now the girls' basketball coach 
at Oakland, Pa., Catholic High 
School, Ms. McConnell Serio and 
her husband, Pete, live in Pitts- 
burgh with their two children. 
Jesse Arnelle is the Nittany 
Lions' only first-team All-America 
basketball player and was a mem- 
ber of the last Penn State team to 
reach the NCAA Final Four in 
1955. Mr. Arnelle remains the Nit- 
tany Lions' all-time leader in scor- 
ing and rebounding. He also 
played end on the football team, 
winning All-East and honorable 
mention All-America honors. A 
political science major, Mr. Arnelle 
was Penn State's first African- 
American student body president. 
Now the senior partner with a 
San Francisco-based law firm, he 
currently is vice president of the 
University's Board of Trustees and 
a winner of numerous professional 
and public service awards, includ- 
ing the Distinguished American 
Award from the National Football 
Foundation and Hall of Fame in 

Basketball opener 

Coach Bruce Parkhill's Penn State 
cagers will open their 1995-96 sea- 
son on Saturday, Nov. 25, against 
Morgan State at Recreation Build- 

Rene Portland's Lady Lions, 
defending Big Ten Conference co- 
champions and winner of the con- 
ference tournament last March, 
open on the road against Rutgers 
on Nov 25. 

CD-ROM college sports 

Penn State, plus five other college 
football powerhouses, will be fea- 
tured as part of an interactive CD- 
ROM college sports series to be 
produced in conjunction with ABC 

Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and 
Stella Interactive, Inc., a California- 
based sports multimedia publisher, 
announced a partnership that will 
initially produce six college football 
CD-ROMs that highlight the histo- 
ry, traditions and great moments of 
Penn State, University of Michigan, 
Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida 
State and the University of South- 
ern California. 

ABC sports commentator Keith 
Jackson will host the tour through 
each team's archives. The Penn 
State CD-ROM should be available 
by September. 

Season opener 

The Nittany Lions football team 
kicks off its season opener against 
Texas Tech in Beaver Stadium, 
bringing with it a 17-game winning 
streak — the nation's longest. 


Marilee R. Mulvey, coordinator. 
Computer and Information Sys- 
tems, Penn State Scranton Campus. 
Lee Ann H. Pannebaker, staff 
assistant VI, Office of The Presi- 

Martin M. Park, financial coun- 
selor, The Hershey Medical Center. 
Lore-Anne Peters, staff assistant 
VI, College of Health and Human 

Joseph P. Pillot, computer center 
specialist. Office of The President. 
Suzette C. Poremba, alumni rela- 
tions coordinator. Research and 
Graduate School. 

Lawrence C. Ragan, director, 
Instruction Design and Develop- 
ment, Continuing Education. 
Jean L. Rhine, staff assistant VI, 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Kelly J. Rhoades, staff assistant VI, 
College of Earth and Mineral Sci- 

Joanna Riggins, staff assistant IV, 
Office of Human Resources. 
Yvonne M. Riley, senior applica- 
tions/programmer analyst, Office 
of The President. 

Robin M. Robinson, advising/ 
counseling assistant, College of the 
Liberal Arts. 

Suzanne Rowin, staff assistant VI, 
Division of Development and Uni- 
versity Relations. 

Eric S. Sagmuller, research sup- 
port technologist III, College of 
Earth and Mineral Sciences. 
Susan M. Sernick, staff assistant 
VI, The Hershey Medical Center. 
Mary A. Shaw, senior research 

Michael B. Smith, computer center 
specialist. Office of The President. 
Rodney W. Smith, senior applica- 
tions programmer/analyst. Office 
of The President. 

Jodie W. Stabinski, assistant nurs- 
ing manager at The Hershey Med- 
ical Center. 

Marc A. Startoni, supervisor, HMC 
Payroll and Accounting Opera- 
tions, at The Hershey Medical Cen- 

Eileen B. Stephenson, staff assis- 
tant VI, College of Engineering. 
Donna J. Stone, computer opera- 
tor, Computer and Information 
Systems, Office of Administrative 


Intercom c 
August 17, 1995 ** 

College of Medicine names 
assistant dean for program 

Judith S. Bond, has been named assistant dean of 
the M.D./Ph.D. program in the College of Medi- 

Dr. Bond has directed the M.D./Ph.D. pro- 
gram since October 1993. The program provides 
an opportunity for students interested in medical 
science to plan and undertake training in both 
clinical medicine and research in a basic science 
discipline. The College of Medicine's program is 
one of 50 in the United States. 

Dr. Bond, who is chair of the Department of 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, came to the 
medical center in 1992 from Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute and State University where she served as 
professor and head of biochemistry and nutrition, 
and the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia 
Commonwealth University, where she was affili- 
ate professor. She held both positions since 1988. 
Dr. Bond previously held several positions in bio- 
chemistry at the Medical College of Virginia, 
beginning in 1968. 

Her research experience includes positions as 
visiting scientist in Adelaide, S.A., Australia, and 
at Strangeways Research Laboratory in Cam- 
bridge, England. She served a postdoctoral fel- 
lowship in physiology at Vanderbilt University's 
College of Medicine. 

She holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in physiology 
and biochemistry from Rutgers University and a 
B.A. in science from Bennington College, Ver- 
mont. Dr. Bond's most significant work began in 
1981 with the discovery of the enzyme meprin, in 
kidneys, located on the cell surface. She is the 
recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
MERIT Award for this work. 

Dr. Bond has served as a member and chair of 
the NIH Biochemistry Study Section and as a 
member of the NCI Cancer Research Manpower 
Review Committee, the Fogarty International 
Research Review Committee, the NIH National 
Diabetes Advisory Board and the Board of 
Trustees of the Science Museum of Virginia. She 
currently is a council member of the Association 
of Medical and Graduate Departments of Bio- 
chemistry, on the Nominating Committee of the 
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular 
Biology, a member of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs Merit Review Committee for Basic Sci- 
ences and an executive editor of Archives of Bio- 
clwmisln/ and Biophysics. 

In addition, she is a member of the American 
Diabetes Association, American Society for Bio- 
chemistry and Molecular Biology, American 
Physiological Society, Biochemical Society, The 
Protein Society, American Chemical Society, 
American Society for Microbiology, Association 
for Women in Science, Society for Experimental 
Biology and Medicine, American Association for 
the Advancement of Science, American Associa- 
tion of University Professors and Sigma Xi. 

Shanango Campus appoints 
director of University Relations 

Steve Hessmann has been named director of Uni- 
versity Relations at Shenango Campus. In this 
position, Mr. Hessmann will be responsible for 
campus development efforts, public relations and 
information and alumni relations. 

Mr. Hessmann most recently held the position 

of Northeast regional coordinator for the Pennsyl- 
vania Service Corps, an Americorps program. He 
has also served as director of development for the 
American Red Cross in Allentown. Before that, he 
completed eight years of experience with the Boy 
Scouts of America in Greensburg, Allentown and 
Manassas, Va., as senior district executive. 

Mr. Hessmann completed his undergraduate 
wftrk in business management at Saint Francis Col- 
lege in Loretto, Pa. He has been an active member 
in Rotary International, the National Society of 
Fund Raising Executives and has been a National 
Public Radio volunteer. 

Eberly College of Science taps 
director for new program 

Mildred Rodriguez has been named director of 
the new post-baccalaureate Premedical Certificate 
Program in the Eberly College of Science. 

The program is not remedial or for science 
majors who need to improve their academic 
record, but is to help people prepare for entry into 
a health-profession program in as little as 15 

'To be eligible for admission," Dr. Rodriguez 
said, "a person must have completed a bachelor's 
degree at an accredited college or university in a 
major other than life 
sciences, have earned 
a grade-point average 
of B or better, done 
some volunteer work 
or worked in a health- 
care setting, and 
demonstrated success 
in taking standard- 
ized tests such as the 
SAT college entrance 
exam or the GRE 
graduate school 
entrance exam." 

Dr. Rodriguez 
completed her under- 
graduate degree in 
biology at the University of Puerto Rico. She earned 
a master's degree in biomedical sciences at Western 
Michigan University, then worked in the Boston 
area as a research assistant. She later earned a doc- 
torate in zoology at the University of Rhode Island. 
She received a Ford Foundation Fellowship for 
postdoctoral research training at Penn State, where 
she worked on male reproductive physiology in the 
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 
During this time, Dr. Rodriguez taught evening 
courses in human physiology through the Depart- 
ment of Continuing and Distance Education. 

McKeesport Campus welcomes 
director of enrollment management 

Cathy M. Schwab has joined the Penn State McK- 
eesport Campus staff as director of enrollment 
management. She held a similar position for eight 
years at the University of Maryland, where she 
oversaw admissions and developed marketing and 
recruitment strategies for the university's colleges 
of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

During her tenure, the academic quality and 
diversity of students improved significantly while 
enrollment in the College of Agriculture doubled, 
and in the College of Life Sciences increased by 35 

Mildred Rodriguez 

Ms. Schwab has served as assistant director of 
admissions at Clemson University; director of edu- 
cational services for the Anderson Independent-Mail, 
Anderson, S.C.; college counselor at Ohio State; 
and county extension agent, Berkshire County, 

She holds a B.S. from the University of Massa- 
chusetts, M.S. from Ohio State, and has completed 
all but dissertation toward a Ph.D. in the Depart- 
ment of Education, Policy, Planning and Adminis- 
tration at the University of Maryland. 

Health and Human Development 
appoints publications coordinator 

Karen L. Wargo has been named publications 
coordinator for the College of Health and Human 

She will be responsible for developing promo- 
tional publications and other marketing efforts for 
the college. 

For the past year she was a publications spe- 
cialist in the Department of Publications; in that 
role she managed and produced recruitment and 
development publications for various University 
units. Before that, she spent four years as an asso- 
ciate editor at The Ohio State University, where 
she developed newsletters, promotional publica- 
tions and related materials for the extension pro- 
gram in the College of Human Ecology. 

She also has experience as an account coordi- 
nator for the advertising agency of Hameroff/ 
Milenthal/Spence Inc., and as a free-lance writer 
and editor. She has a bachelor's degree in journal- 
ism and a master's degree in communications, 
both from Ohio State. 

Assistant dean's role expanded 

Howard E. Wray III has been named associate 
dean for undergraduate education. Before this 
appointment, he served as assistant dean for 
undergraduate education. 

Since joining Penn State in 1989, Dean Wray 
has been responsible for supervising the Acade- 
mic Assistance Programs (AAP) including the 
Comprehensive Studies Program/Act 101, Edu- 
cational Opportunity Program, University Learn- 
ing Resource Centers, College Assistance Migrant 
Program and all of the TRIO programs for low- 
income, first-generation college students and stu- 
dents from groups underrepresented in higher 
education. He has also been responsible for the 
Educational Opportunity Centers, Regional 
Upward Bound Math and Science Center, Student 
Support Services, Talent Search and Upward 
Bound. In addition, he serves as director for the 
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achieve- 
ment Program, the most recent TRIO initiative. 

Under Dean Wray's leadership, AAP's annual 
external funding for underrepresented groups has 
dramatically increased. 

In his new position, Dean Wray will be taking 
on additional responsibilities, including oversee- 
ing advising services for a wider range of students. 
Initially, he will implement the recommendations 
of a CQI team of the Central Enrollment Manage- 
ment Group aimed at the retention of more than 
4,000 students who voluntarily leave Penn State 
each year while in good academic standing. 
Later, he will extend these approaches to a wider 
population of students. 

C Intercom 

u August 17, 1995 




The Chronicle of CQI 

A new publication. The Chronicle 
of CQI. edited by Robert A. Cor- 
nesky, has been promoted as 
providing "the latest informa- 
tion on continuous quality 
improvement techniques, ideas 
and experiences to help resolve 
problems in your classroom, 
department or institution." 

Bob Cornesky has been a 
professor and dean at several 
major public and private univer- 
sities and is the founding editor 
of the TQM in Higher Education 
newsletter He is author of The 
Quality Professor, Total Quality 
Improvement Guide for Institutions 
of Higher Education, Using Deal- 
ing to Improve Quality in Colleges 
and Universities, and Implement- 
ing Total Quality Management in 
Higher Education. For more 
information about the Chronicle 
of CQI, call 1-800-388-8682. 

Graduate students 
invited into consortium 

The Graduate Student Consor- 
tium for Quality in Higher Edu- 
cation (GSCQHE) is a national 
network of graduate students 
with research interests in man- 
aging quality improvement in 
colleges and universities. 

The consortium provides a 
forum for graduate students to 
share research information and 
find out what others in the field 
are doing. Last year about 25 
different research institutions 
were represented in the consor- 

Activities include an e-mail 
discussion group and profes- 
sional networking opportunities 
through mailings. To join the 
consortium, send a message 
(Subscribe GSCQHE Yourfirst- 
name Yourlastname) to CQI- or write to GSC- 
QHE, 6084 Fleming Admin., 
University of Michigan, Ann 
Arbor, Mich. 48109. 

If you would like more information 
about CQI. please contact Louise 
Sandmeyer, executive director, or 
Carol Everett, assistant director of 
the CQI Center. 814-863-8721. 

News in Brief 

Research on falls and 
trips in older individuals 

The Center for Locomotion Studies is 
interested in studying older people 
(over 70 years) who do not exercise 
and have noticed a weakness in their 
lower extremities, and older people 
who are active and believe their lower 

Researchers will assess leg 
strength and study how this affects 
walking and the ability to avoid an 
obstacle placed in the pathway. 
Research will be conducted now 
through October and will involve one 
to two visits. 

Exclusions: History of a stroke or 
other problems; certain 
medications; severe musculoskeletal 
problems; and total joint replacement. 
If you use an assistive device (cane, 
walker, etc.), you must be able to walk 
without it for approximately 40 feet. 
For more information, contact Mary 
Becker at 865-1972. 

Scanticon blood drive 

To help offset lagging summer blood 
inventories. The Penn State Scanticon, 
in cooperation with the American Red 
Cross, will conduct a blood drive open 
to the community, from 1 1 a.m. -5 p.m. 
Friday, Aug. 18, in the President's 
Hall. While walk-ins are welcome, 
appointments are preferred and can 
be made through Ginny Grimme, at 

The entire blood donation process 
takes a little more than an hour, and 
this includes a brief health check and 
something to eat. A person may safe- 
ly donate every 56 days; to confirm 
donor eligibility, call the regional Red 
Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. 

Weight Watchers 

AT WORK has special rate 

For the person who wants to get a 
jump-start on the Weight Watchers 
AT WORK program, Weight Watchers 
is offering a special rate for a 12-week 
Program; Enroll in the Aug. 30 to Nov. 
15 series and receive 12 weeks of 
Weight Watchers for the price of 10 
(regular 10-week program begins 
Sept. 13). Program meets on Wednes- 
days from 12-1 p.m. in the Paul Robe 

Faculty/Staff Alert 

son Cultural Center .Auditorium. For 
information on cost or to register, con- 
tact Jan Hawbaker at 865-3085 or 

Traffic restrictions 

Effective Monday, Aug. 21, Pollock 
Road between Old Main and McAllister 
Building will resume normal traffic 
restricfjons. Traffic will be restricted to 
buses, bikes and University service 
trucks from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Mon- 
day thru Friday. 

Adult learners 

Several workshops and programs for 
adult learners are planned for August. If 
you are interested in attending or would 
like further information, contact the Cen- 
ter for Adult Learner Services at 863- 
3887 or stop by 323 Boucke. 
The workshops include: 

■ Orientation for new adult learners 
enrolling fall semester 1995, from 6 to 8 
p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, in 111 Boucke. 
An overview of University services, a 
panel of currently enrolled adult learn- 
ers, time for interaction with other stu- 
dents and small group discussions 
focusing on the adjustment to college 
will be featured. 

Degree and non-degree students are 
welcome to attend, as well as family 
members and friends. Child care and 
refreshments will be provided. 

■ "Macintosh Workshop — Begin- 
ners" will be held 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. 
Friday, Aug. 18, and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 
Aug. 19, in 217 Boucke. The program 
will focus on: 

— reducing anxiety of computer 

— an introduction to word process- 
ing; and 

— learning how to type and edit 

Reservations will be accepted on a first- 
come, first-serve basis. This class is 
available to currently enrolled students 
and those beginning new in fall. 

■ "Macintosh Workshop-Interme- 
diate" will be held Siturday, Aug. 19, 
from 9-11 a.m., and Sunday, Aug. 20, 9- 
11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m., in 217 Boucke. The 
program will focus on: 

— an introduction to graphics soft- 

— combining graphics and 
word processing; and 

— expanding knowledge of 
word processing. 

Reservations will be accepted on 
a first-come, first-serve basis. This 
class is available to currently 
enrolled students and those begin- 

Science Writers meeting 

The Penn State Chapter of the Nation- 
al Association of Science Writers will 
hold its first meeting of the 1995-96 
school year at noon Wednesday, Aug. 
30, in the conference room in 114 Kern 

The chapter will meet to select 
speakers for its lunchtime roundtable 

The chapter meets for lunch and 
discussion on the last Wednesday of 
each month during the academic year. 
This brown bag series is open to any- 
one interested in science communica- 
tion. For more information, contact 
Scott Turner, 865-9481. 

WWII exhibit 

An exhibit titled "The Veterans Return 
to Campus, 1944-50," on display since 
June in the University Archives/Penn 
State Room and main lobby of Pattee 
Library, has been extended and will 
now run through Sept. 3. 

The exhibit commemorates the 
vast changes that occurred on campus 
as the University dealt with waves of 
new students who were veterans of 
World War II. 

AIDS quilting bees 

Panel-making for The NAMES Project 
AIDS Memorial Quilt will be held at 1 
p.m. every Sunday until Sept. 17 in the 
basement of the Red Crossoffice, 121^2 
E. Beaver Ave. in State College. 

The panel-making sessions are a 
resource for anyone wishing to create a 
handmade memorial to a loved one 
who has died of AIDS, or for volunteers 
who want to help. No sewing experi- 
ence is necessary. For more informa- 
tion, contact Tiffany Boyd at 234-4050. 

Sections of The AIDS Memorial 
Quilt will again be brought to the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. On Sept. 22, 23 
and 24, the quilt will be on exhibit at 
Recreation Building. The event is 
sponsored by Centre CARES. 

Recycling fee drops 

Thanks to higher than projected 
revenues from the sale of recy- 
clables, the Centre County Solid 
Waste Authority has reduced the 
fee paid by the University for recy- 

"The cost reduction from $29 a 
ton to $10 a ton illustrates the eco- 
nomic benefits of recycling since 
the refuse tipping fee r 

$72 a ton," said Phillip Melnick, 
manager, Building Trades and 
Solid Waste Disposal, Office of 
Physical Plant. 

According to Mr. Melnick, the 
price difference may even grow 
larger if recycling markets remain 
strong in the future. 

"It appears that the recycling 
mentality and infrastructure have 
developed to the point that 
demand is catching up with sup- 

ply, thus creating stronger than 
expected markets," he said. 

In another effort to reduce costs, 
the Office of Physical Plant, in 
cooperation with Housing and 
Foods personnel, conducted a 
waste stream analysis on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. The analysis 
revealed that 32 percent of the 
refuse in the waste stream could 
have been recycled. (See June 15 
Intercom, page 7, for details). 

Intercom y 
August 17, 1995 ' 

World Wide Web is bed of University activity 

If s out there, and if s growing larger everyday. 
With intriguing names like the Metaverse and 
cyberspace, the Internet is ever-evolving, open to 
all who have the means to get them there and 
owned by no one. 

At Penn State locations across the state, 
students, faculty and staff are navigating this 
vast interconnection of computers to collabo- 
rate on research, delve into intellectual elec- 
tronic discussions, go to sites in lands they'll 
probably never physically visit and simply 
check in on the weird and interesting. 

For "newbies" — or newcomers — if s a 
confusing place that lurks just beyond the 
computer screen. Layer upon layer of sites 
from "The Canadian Young Inventors' Fair" to the 
"CIA World Factbook" and places in between pull 
users into the unknown and, in some cases, leave 
them wondering how to return to the safety of their 

But for those practiced in the art of "surfing" — 
or exploring the 'Net, if s a land of opportunity, a 
place where information on everything from Eston- 
ian-English translations to pop culture topics is at 
your immediate disposal. 

"People don't really understand the significance 
of whaf s happening," Steven A. Schrader, a Uni- 
versity microcomputer systems consultant, said. "If s 
easier than ever before to get information... instant 
information. Everything is more accessible and any- 
one can be a publisher." 

Including Penn State. 

If you haven't already tapped into the Universi- 
ty's "home page" on the World Wide Web, you can 
get there by using any one of several "browsers" — 
software that allows you to navigate the Web. Two 
of the most popular browsers that are available from 
the Center for Academic Computing (CAC) are 
Mosaic and Netscape. By typing in the Web site 
address (called a Uniform Resource Locator, or 
URL), you'll find yourself staring 
at a picture of Old Main. And here's a secret: Just 
one point and click of a mouse button on that image 
will allow you to hear part of the Nittany Lions' 
fight song — provided you have the right audio 
software on your computer. In addition, buttons at 
the top of your screen allow you to navigate through 
alumni services, an online phone directory, colleges 
and departments, faculty and staff listings, sports, 
culture and recreation, to name a few. 

Mr. Schrader is largely responsible for building 
the University's home page, which links into the 
welcome pages of other units and areas at Penn 
State. For instance, using Penn State's home page as 
a jumping off point, a user could easily get to the 
welcome pages of the departments of Public Infor- 
mation and Entomology or the Web sites of the col- 
leges of Engineering, Earth and Mineral Sciences, 
the Liberal Arts, and any number of Penn State loca- 
tions (see Web addresses in the accompanying box). 

Here is a small sampling of the multitude of 
interesting and informative Web sites posted 
by Penn State and its faculty and staff: 



Penn State's Home Page — Find 
your way around the Web by 
using this site as a jumping off 
point; offers tons of information 
on the University and its hap- 
penings, at URL 
httpj/www.psu. edu. 
The Department of Public Information — A 
welcome page that offers up-to-date news 
about Penn State, a list of past press releas- 
es, a University profile, calendar of events 
and facts and figures, plus an introduction to 
President-elect Graham Spanier, In the 
future, a mere click on the new president's 
picture will prompt a voice welcome from 
him. At URL httpJ/ 
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences — At 
URL httpJ/, this well-done 
site is packed with information about under- 
graduate and graduate programs, a 
faculty/staff directory (complete with 
mugshots), educational resources and a list of 
additional online sites around the world related 
to the earth sciences. 

The Palmer Museum of Art — A must-visit site 
Winner of the "Best Research" in the arts & 
humanities at Penn State, this page is a 
visual treat for those with the computer 
memory to handle the array of pictures. 
Links take visitors inside the Palmer to tour 
the American painting collection and the 
Palmer catalog. Also offers close-up look at 
lion paws that grace the front, and several 
views of the sculpture garden. 

By glancing at the extensive list of links, everyone 
who's anyone has a Web site describing programs, 
introducing faculty and providing access to valuable 
research in specific disciplines. 

In some instances, these units have set up their 
own servers to handle the amount of traffic that 
might log into their Web sites. In other cases, CAC 
— through its Sun Work Station Clusters — acts as 
the server. This method requires the group or per- 
son wishing to create a Web site to obtain an access 
account from CAC. 

"We grant accounts for welcome pages to a 
variety of people and groups, including depart- 
ments that want to post courses or descriptions, or 
to researchers who wish to publish their findings," 
Mr. Schrader said. Like James H. Marden, assis- 
tant professor of biology. His research (see page 15 
of this issue) on insect flight, complete with videos 
of insects skimming across ponds, can be found by 
typing in the URL http://cac.psu.edli/~jlwilO. 

In fact, there are currently between 25 and 30 
welcome pages from departments, colleges, organi- 
zations, programs, faculty and other groups that 
connect to Penn State's home page, according to 
Mr. Schrader, who said that number is increasing 

One area that CAC has steered away from is 
"personal pages" or "vanity pages" as they are 
often referred to by 'Net users. These Web pages, all 
about the authors, are in many cases electronic 
resumes complete with photos or other graphics. Mr. 
Schrader, who believes personal pages help put a 
face to the myriad names and numbers used to iden- 
tify people on the Web, has his own page where you 
can not only leam that he likes volleyball, but you 
can also view a picture of his son, Nathaniel, at URL 

"Personal pages are one place where you are 
absolutely free to do whatever your personality sug- 
gests," Mr. Schrader said. "This is also the page that 
is likely to get you into the most trouble, but it has 
been a way for people to humanize the Web. It keeps 
Penn State from being a faceless entity." 

For anyone who has been hesitant about ventur- 
ing into the Web world, CAC offers assistance in a 
variety of ways. Those with no experience cruising 
the Internet may want to contact CAC's Help Desk 
the old-fashioned way — by telephone at (814) 863- 
1035 to leam how to get started and how to obtain 
the necessary browsing software. 

The more experienced or adventurous individu- 
als may want to download the software themselves. 
You can do this by launching Gopher and finding 
the Microcomputer Order Centers folder under 
"Information Servers at Penn State." Once there, go 
to the "access" folder and find the platform you are 
using (Mac or IBM). Inside this folder is the browser 
software you will need to surf the "Net and the 

In addition, the Help Desk also has a welcome 
page at httpj/ifww.psu .tdu/i>ul>s/CAC_Guidefconsult- 
mg.htrni that can steer you in the right direction for 
assistance, or simply fire off an E-mail to 
licl['di -h<l'psu.edti. 

"If you are not on the Web, you are probably at a 
disadvantage," Mr. Schrader said. "There is just so 
much out there that is available at your fingertips. 
Here at Penn State, even policies are updated first 
electronically, then on paper." 

— Lisa M. Rosellini 

25-year Awards 

Observing 25 years of service at the University are (from left) Stephen J. Fonash, distinguished professor ot engineering science and Jiri Itchy, head, Department of Acoustics, be 
College of Engineering; Carlton Lucas, stock truck driver. Kathryn E. Smith, manager. Maintenance and Planning Services, and William Stoufler. janitorial worker/group leader (Utility), all ir 
Office of Physical Plant; and G. Alien Prophet, research assistant. Department of Surgery, at The Hershey Medical Center. 

o Intercom 

August 17, 1995 

Farewell - 

continued from page 1 

were much more active, and remained more active, 
and lived longer," Dr. Thomas recalled in a recent 

interview with Intercom. 

"They had a significant increase in longevity. I didn't 
expect that. No one did. But that s how it turned out, 
and you see this in human beings, too — those that 

remain more active in their lite, live longer. - ' 

The project lingers in Dr. Thomas' mind because it 
was a tremendous learning experience. But its most 
important benefit, he acknowledges, may have been 
the way it helped shape his beliefs about the impor- 
tance of active learning and research to undergraduate 

hile Dr. Thomas firmly declines to take credit for 
the accomplishments of his term — such as the 

The Thon 


Trustees meeting aftef his 
as president. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

University's largest building program in recent memory, 
the University Future Committee process and private 
gift support that increased nearly a third during his five 
vears at Perm State — he does admit that he takes great 
satisfaction in the renewed emphasis he's been able to 
place on undergraduate education. 

And his efforts in that area, in fact, were ranked as 
Dr. Thomas' top achievement bv John Brighton, the 
University's executive vice president and provost. They 

■ Creating the Commission on Undergraduate Edu- 
cation, which has sparked several initiatives, among 
them improvements in the way the University assesses 
student performance. 

■ Setting up the Institute for Innovation in Learning, 
which promotes the use of active and collaborative 
learning techniques. (Now in its first year of operation, 
the institute has sponsored pilot innovation projects in 
chemistry, agricultural economics, individual and family 
studies and health policy administration. When the cur- 
rent president's residence is sold, proceeds from the sale 
will allow the creation of an endowment to support the 

■ Creating Penn State's Office of Undergraduate Fel- 
lowships, which helps students set their sights on presti- 
gious, highly competitive national scholarships such as 
the Goldwater, Marshall and Truman scholarships and 

the National Science Foundation (NSF) fellow- 

(This year, three Penn State students won 
Goldwater scholarships and 14 won NSF fellow- 
ships. Last year, a Penn State student "came 
within a hair"s-breadth of winning a Rhodes 
scholarship," said John Cahir, vice provost and 
dean for undergraduate education. "I think 
there is a good chance that one of our students 
will win one in the next two or three years, and 
)oab Thomas will deserve much of the credit," 
Dr. Cahir said.) 

■ Establishing a program that acknowledges 
exceptional contributions to teaching with a 1 
percent permanent increase in faculty salaries. 

■ Strongly backing programs that are bring- 
ing increased numbers of students to the Uni- 
versity from underrepresented groups. 

■ Developin g new technology-enhanced 
classrooms and encouraging collaborative facul- 
ty efforts to create teaching materials that will 
best take advantage of the enhanced facilities. 

"Penn State has addressed growing concerns 
in undergraduate education in a very deliberate 
and serious manner, for the most part managing 
to avoid the kind of either/or proposition 
between education and research,'' Dr. Thomas 

"Education and research should not be com- 
petitive. One of the things I've tried to empha- 
size throughout my five years at Penn State is 
the important complementarity of teaching, learning and 
research. In the ideal situation, I think the distinction 
blurs completely." 

Dr. Brighton said Dr. Thomas' emphasis on under- 
graduate education "was well ahead of its time for 
research universities. Other university presidents are just 
now beginning to speak out for a strengthening of 
undergraduate education." Said Dr. Cahir: "He has put 
undergraduate education on the center burner every day 
of his career at Penn State." 

In addition to citing his emphasis on undergraduate 
education, University administrators, deans, faculty 
and staff credit Dr. Thomas with tremendous growth 
and improvement in the construction of new buildings 
and major additions to existing buildings, at a time 
when the proportion of state support continues to 
shrink. (These include several high-protile projects, such 
as the opening of the Research Park and the Penn State 
Scanticon, and the construction of The Bryce Jordan Cen- 
ter, which is scheduled to open in January 1996). Dr. 
Thomas, his colleagues say, was highly responsive to the 
deans' early requests for more classroom space, especial- 
ly skillful in obtaining funds for 14 construction projects 
from former Gov. Robert P. Casey's "Jump Start" pro- 
gram, and right on target with a particular emphasis on 
libraries throughout the system. 

Other successes they cite include creating the 
Future Process, which over three years has cut 
$30.8 million in University spending and selectively 
reallocated $22.5 million to sharpen the focus on acad- 
emic quality; spearheading alliances with AT&T, 
Pepsi, and Barnes & Noble that will bring many bene- 
fits to the University; working collaboratively and suc- 
cessfully with various key groups, including the state 
legislature, the governor's office, faculty, staff and stu- 
dents; and raising the level of private giving from 
$62.4 million in 1990-91 to $82.8 million in 1994-95. 

And they credit him also for expanding the rate of 
growth of research support during tough economic 
times; overseeing the entrance of Penn State into the 
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (the Big 10's 

At the annual Encampment 

Major construction projects utoei 

During Dr. Thomas' tenure, Penn State experienced feu 
new buildings and additions to existing structures. Ojte> 
University undertook nearly $314 million in construaot 
approximately $91.3 million in additional projects is hd 

ASI Building 

Beaver Stadium addition 

Nittany Lion Inn addition 

Classroom/Office Building 

Eisenhower Parking Deck 

Mateer Building 

ARL Building 

Agricultural Facilities 
(poultry & dairy) 

Music Building It 
Research Park (Phase A-1) 
Academic Library Building 

WWW Alert — For a full listing of projects, 

$23.3 million 

$13.5 million 

$15 million 

$11.2 million 

$10.3 million 

$6 million 

$10 million 

$13 million 

$5 million 

$60.5 million 

$10 million 

academic counterpart) in a way that elicited the sup- 
port and respect of the other CIC schools; and for lead- 
ing the University unobtrusively, forthrightly and 
well, especially in crucial areas such as last year's bud- 
get reductions for the Commonwealth Educational 

But Dr. Thomas, in his characteristically modest 
way, brushes aside any suggestion that he deserves 
credit for these and other accomplishments. "I don't 
consider these to be my accomplishments by any 

nas Years 


Intercom q 
August 17, 1995 * 

jrsity adminislralors discuss campus 

Photo: Greg Grieco 


tendons growth and improvement in construction of 
the five-year period of his presidency, the 
i projects. As Dr. Thomas plans his departure, 

Multi-Purpose Building $4.2 million 


Science and Technology/ $2.8 million 

Bookstore Building (York) 

Franco Building (Berks) $2.65 million 

Student Housing, Phase II $3.2 million 


Multi-Purpose Building (Mont $3.5 million 


Study/Learning Center (Beaver) $2.85 million 

Ciletti Memorial Library $2.6 million 


Bryce Jordan Center $53 million 

Schreyer House $1 million 

v on the World Wide V 

Statistical Snapshot 

Below is a statistical snapshot of Penn State in a number of 
key areas since the arrival in 1990 of foab Thomas. Unless 
noted, dollar figures are presented in millions. 

1990-91 1994-95 change 

Tolal operating budget 

$1.2 billion 

$1.5 billion 


State appropriation 




Research expenditures 




Industry-sponsored R&D 


£45.4 (93-94) 

20.7 % 

Graduate enrollment 


10.950 (Fall 94) 

2.5 % 

Minority student enrollment 


6.086 (Fall 94) 

22.3 % 

Total enrollment 


68.826 (Fall 94) 

(-3 %) 

Minority (acuity/proles siona 


709 (Fall 94) 





43.5 % 

Private gift support 



32.7 % 

Endowed faculty positions 


162 (May 95) 


Endowed student aid 


1,600 (May 95) 

45.5 % 

Alumni Assoc, members 


131 .000 (May 95) 

25.4 % 

Est. physical plant value 

$1.42 billion 

$1.88 billion 

32.4 % 

quickly, taking very complex issues and 
making them relatively simple. He's 
quick at sorting out benefits and draw- 
backs and getting to resolution." 

Others cite his overarching commit- 
ment to the students and the facul- 
ty. Dr. Cahir said he has always consid- 
ered Dr. Thomas a faculty member's and 
student's president. "Whenever I've seen 
him in action, including some tough 
moments when the pressure was really 
on, his concern has been first and fore- 
most the students and the faculty. When- 
ever an issue comes up, he is always ask- 
ing about its impact on the students and 
the faculty." 

Barton Browning, an associate profes- 
sor of German and chair of the Universi- 
ty Faculty Senate last year, says Dr. 
Thomas "has been committed to the 
highest standards and expectations of 
the faculty, and he has a good under- 
standing of what it means to be involved 
in undergraduate teaching and research. 
He was always willing to be accountable 
to the faculty on the tough decisions, and 
he always took firm, principled stands 
on what he viewed as the right course 
for the institution." 

Mike King, former president of the 
Undergraduate Student Government 
(USG), said Dr. Thomas "has always 
given a great deal of consideration and 
respect to the views of all students and 
particularly of USG. He always listened 
to and considered the views of student 
leaders, but he became especially responsive when we 
brought an idea to him or when we showed we had 
done our homework on an issue. The more we 
brought to Dr. Thomas, the more responsive he 
became and the more actively he participated in some 
of the things we wanted to do." , 

May 1994, Board of Trustees Chairman William 
Schreyer said that Dr. Thomas has "built on Penn 
State's strengths and positioned us well for the 
future." He credited Dr. Thomas with several major 
accomplishments, including moving quickly, to put 
Penn State at the head of the pack in information tech- 
nology and laying the groundwork for a grassroots 
effort dedicated to building political strength for Penn 

Photo: Greg Grieco State "History will be impressed," Mr. Schreyer said. 

means. These are the accomplishments of The Pennsyl- 
vania State University," he said. 

"I feel very fortunate to have had the privilege of 
working here with a very talented staff and faculty. 
That's what made things happen — a group of totally 
dedicated people." 

But those who have worked closely with him insist 
he's behind the University's major successes. They call 
him brilliant, perceptive, sensitive, rock-steady, thought- 
ful and considerate, a quick study, funny, modest, com- 

passionate, extremely well-read, an able and inspiring 
leader, and always focused on the best course for the 
University and the needs of the students and the faculty. 

They describe in almost a single voice how skillfully 
he has encouraged his colleagues and motivated his 
staff; how he is invariably ahead of the curve (and his 
colleagues) in recognizing upcoming trends and issues 
and in devising ways to address them; how he has con- 
sistently sought not what was expedient but was best for 
the University; and how he nearly always deserves the 
limelight but has steadfastly shunned it.-. 

"He's a man for all seasons," said David Shirley, 
senior vice president for research and graduate educa- 
tion. "He's everything that a University president has to 
be. He's deliberative in the way he handles issues, but 
he's fast. He's got a very quick mind and very good 
instincts for the right course to take." 

Carol Herrmann, senior vice president for adminis- 
tration, said Dr. Thomas "cuts to the bottom line very 

Dr. Thomas joined Penn State in September 1990, 
after nearly a decade of high 

growing enrollment and generous increases in state 
appropriations. But what welcomed Dr. Thomas were 
stagnant to slightly declining enrollments and essen- 
tially flat levels of state support (including a mid-year 
cut from the enacted appropriations level in 1991 and 
reduced appropriations for the next two years). "He 
came in on the hard part of the curve," said Shirley. 

Dr. Thomas realized quickly that the situation was 
not going to go away — more quickly than everyone 
else, say his colleagues — and came up almost imme- 
diately with the idea of the University Future Commit- 
tee. He called for three years of tough, but necessary, 
budget cuts and carefully chosen reinvestments, all i 
the name of increasing the focus on 
And initially, he met disbelief and r 

c quality. 

See "President's farewell" on page 10 

In Intercom 
u August 17, 1995 

President's farewell — 

continued from page 9 

"It's tough to do something like this, when 
you've just gone through a period of boom and 
growth and expansion, and the whole University 
community is thinking in expansionist terms — and 
logically SO, because that had been the direction for 
quite some time — and you start a course of nar- 
rowing the focus and trying to find ways to cut 
budgets rather than expand budgets," Dr. Thomas 

"It's a difficult process, and it's par- 
ticularly difficult initially just to con- 
vince the larger community that you 
need to do this." 

But eventually Dr. Thomas prevailed. 
His committee, chaired by Dr. 
Brighton, was brilliant, hard-working 
and tenacious, Dr. Thomas said. In the 
end, the University community sup- 
ported the process. And now, some 
realize that the process not only had to 
go as far as it did for as long as it did — 
but perhaps should have gone further. 
Gary Schultz, senior vice president 
for finance and business/treasurer, said 
creating the committee "was an 
extremely important and bold move" 
on Dr. Thomas's part. "Perhaps for a 
couple of years we could have gotten 
by, but it would have been to the long- 
term detriment of Penn State." 

Said Dr. Browning: "Dr. Thomas 
foresaw the financial dangers that lay Dr. Thomas 
ahead of us, made the decision that this University a 
was what had to be done, and he stayed Below ' ' 

the course. Across the country, other Address in I 

universities were reducing budgets and 
making a botch of it, but at Penn State it 
was done thoughtfully and consistently." 

And Susan Welch, dean of the College of the 
Liberal Arts, said that the Future Process "has posi- 
tioned Penn State in a way that other universities 
have not yet figured out. I think it was a crucial 
step in continuing Penn State's progress." 

Delbert J. McQuaide, University counsel, said 
that the Future Process was just one of many Uni- 
versity successes that came about because of Dr. 
Thomas' leadership style. "He has been a very 
effective leader. He gave people the responsibility 
to do a job, and expected them to do it, and didn't 
expect them to come back to put it on his desk to 
finally be done. I think that was a central tenet of 
his very effective management style." 

Others agree. Dr. Brighton said that many of Dr. 
Thomas' successes have been accomplished 
"through examples and suggestions He doesn't 
give directives — it's not his style. He expresses a 
point or gives .in example, and encourages those 
around him to come up with an approach to imple- 
ment a goal or solve a problem." 

Nancy Cline, dean of the University libraries 
and past chair of the Council of Academic Deans, 
said Dr. Thomas works hard on consensus and 
seeks input broadly. But, she says, "he knows his 
own mind and he won't go with the consensus if 
he feels it's the wrong decision." 

Dr. Thomas himself said he tries to see that the 
system works rather than work the system. 
'There's a significant difference between trying to 
turn all the dials and push all the knobs yourself, 
and trying to .put together the right combination of 
people who can read the gauges and push the but- 
tons and rum the set screws — and interact with 
you. I don't hesitate to have input into a situation, 
and I usually reserve the right to cast the last vote. 

But I seriously welcome input from the broadest 
possible spectrum of people." 

, Dr. Thomas said, he doesn't believe in 
; controversy among administrators, fac- 
ulty and staff as a way of sparking sharper thinking. 
"For the most part," he said, "my philosophy is to 
put oil on the gears and not sand. There's plenty of 
controversy already, and we have enough external 
threats. We don't have to create internal threats just 
to develop energy or sparks." 


Dunham, senior vice president and dean for CES, 
said that "President Thomas understands the impor- 
tance of CES to the Commonwealth and was very 
However, Dr. Thomas said, he doesn't believe in w fe h jt thr h thjs temporary enrollment 
< ' '■■ - m ■ '- ; > downnjm . He also wants to ensure academic quali- 
ty in the total University system." 

. Thomas was also given credit for his support 

library facilities at six Penn State loca- 
: the Ciletti Memorial Library at the Schuylkill 
Campus, completed in 1994; a new library building 
at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, also com- 
pleted in 1994; the Patemo Library addition to 
Pattee Library at University Park, for which 
construction is expected to begin in 1996; a new 
library at Penn State Harrisburg, for which the 
state released design funds at the end of 1994; 
significant expansion of the library at the Her- 
shey Medical Center in 1992; and the purchase 
of a building in 1994 for a library at the Shenan- 
go Campus. 

According to Dean Cline, Dr. Thomas 
"always emphasized the culture of learning at 
Penn State and always made it clear that he sees 
libraries as an important part of the learning 
environment. In 1994, before the Board of 
Trustees, he really homed in on the libraries as a 
focal point for growth." 

In that address, Dr. Thomas said the library 
"is becoming more than ever the center of the 
educational process. To extend my metaphor 
perhaps too far, the library becomes the culture 
medium and the nutrients in the growth 
process. Accordingly, the focal point, indeed the 
capstone of education should be a maturing of 
■ : .93 talking with Douglas Covington, president of Cheyney f <J* relationship between the student and the _ 

id Oswald Lecturer. library. When this relationship reaches appropn- 

i this 1992 photo, Dr Thomas gives the annual State of the University ate maturity, the student achieves true indepen- 
isenhower Auditorium on the University Park Campus. dence as a learner." 

Photos: Greg Grieco 

Several observers said 
that Dr. Thomas' low- 
key style was appreciat- 
ed by the state's legisla- 
tive and executive 
branches. For instance, 
Dr. Browning said, the 
atmosphere would 
change when Dr. 
Thomas took the stand at 
state budget hearings. 
"There was a sense of 
respect, a sense that this 
was a solid person 
whose word they could 
rely on. The antagonistic 
tone turned to one of 
respectful attention. Dr. 
Thomas has been a very 
well respected and capa- 
ble spokesman in Harris- 

Said Mrs. Herrmann: "At legislative hearings, 
under heavy fire, he doesn't get shrill or defensive 
— if anything, under such criticism, he gets calmer, 
more authoritative and more rational. 1 think people 
admire that capability." 

Dr. Thomas also was praised for his University- 
wide plan to address a budget shortfall in the 
Commonwealth Educational System (CES) last year 
that was originally projected at $12 million. Dr. 
Thomas proposed that the shortfall should be spUt 
up 50-50, with the CES making up $6 million of the 
shortfall and the other $6 million coming from inter- 
nal budget reallocations, and by deferring planned 
maintenance and other capital projects. 

Higher enrollment ended up reducing the 
amount ol the ■-horllall to S 1 million. Robert E. 


Dr. Thomas says they will "contin- 
ue to be the nerve center and the cre- 
ative center for discovery and for learn- 
ing, but I think the teaching and 
learning process is going to change radi- 
cally. We're all going to be in the 
research and discovery business 
throughout our lives, because the 
knowledge gain will be so fast. As infor- 
mation becomes the major capital for 
progress, rather than dollars, if s easy to 
project that the role of universities will 
i to be critical." 

his wife Marly are going to move 
back to Tuscaloosa, where they have a 
home. Dr. Thomas plans to be very 
active, doing consulting work for uni- 
versities; updating two books he's writ- 
ten, one on poisonous plants and one on 
wildflowers; and traveling, including a trip to Aus- 

"Also," he said, "1 hope to take the advice of the 
South Alabama philosopher who said, 'Find time to 
stop and smell the flowers along the way.'" 

— Alan Janesch 

For a more detailed look at recent Penn State 
accomplishments, see the President's Report, Spring 
1995, which is available from the Office of the 

For the full text of Dr. Brighton's July speech 

to the Board oi Trustees, which is a tribute to 

Joab Thomas, log-in to the Department of 

Public Information's Web site at URL A full 

listing of the construction projects under- 

n during Dr. Thomas' tenure can also be found 

Intercom -\ ■* 
August 17, 1995 ■ ' 


Family and friends await 
Enrollment Services head 

Richard T. Sodergren, 
director, Enrollment Ser- 
vices, Office of the Univer- 
sity Registrar, has retired 
after 28 years of service. 

Mr. Sodergren, a grad- 
uate of Lock Haven Uni- 
versity, joined the Regis- 
trar's Office in 1969 as 
assistant to the records 
officer. He then served as 
assistant records officer 
(1970-79), director of regis- 
tration and scheduling 
(1979-82), and associate 
registrar (1982). 

He was named director 
of Enrollment Services in 1986. In that 
position, he supervised all activities 
related to the scheduling of all class- 
rooms, the publication of the Schedule of 
Classes, evening exams, final exams and 
the University calendar at University 
Park. He also supervised the registra- 
tion and schedule change process at 
University Park, including the tele- 
phone/voice response registration sys- 

During the last two years, he 
worked full time integrating the regis- 
tration and financial records of students 
enrolling for non-credit courses into the 
central student computer system, ISIS. 

Richard T. Sodergren 

At the University, Mr. 
Sodergren served as a 
member of the University 
Classroom Improvement 
Committee since 1979 
and was vice chair of the 
committee at the time of 
his retirement. He also 
was a member of the Uni- 
versity Faculty Senate's 
Academic and Athletics 
Standards Committee, 
University Insurance 
Committee, and Comput- 
ers in the Classroom 

In the community, he 

a member of the boards of 

Red Cross 

has served 
directors of the A] 
and the Bellefonte YMCA. He is a mem- 
ber of the American Association of Col- 
legiate Registrars and Admissions Offi- 
cers, and the Middle States Association 
of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions 

Mr. Sodergren and his wife, Edith, 
staff assistant in the College of Educa- 
tion, are the parents of three children, 
Russell, Kathryn and Sandra, all Penn 
State graduates. In retirement, he plans 
to spend quality time with his family 
and friends at his lodge on Kettle Creek 
in northern Clinton County. 

Assistant to financial officer 
concludes 39-year career 

After 39 years of service to the 
University — five of those in the 
Office of the President — JoAnne 
B. Thai, assistant to the financial 
officer, has retired. 

Ms. Thai, who began as a 
stenographer in the Department ol 
Agricultural Economics and Rural 
Sociology, moved to the Bursar's 
Office in 1958 and was then pro- 
moted to secretary for the Depart- 
ment of Data Processing Services 
in 1959. 

In 1967, Ms. Thai became a sec 
retary in the Office of the Vice 
President for Business. As secre- 
tary to the assistant vice president 
for business, she was responsible 

for typing, dictation, supplies, stu- 
dent parking decals for the. cam- 
puses, and maintaining the course 
catalog for the campus bookstore. 

In 1970 she was named secre- 
tary to the vice president for busi- 
ness, where one of her duties was 
to maintain the accounting records 
for personnel for all Housing and 
Food Service operations budgets. 

Ms. Thai was appointed as 
assistant to the financial officer in 
the Office of the Vice President for 
Business and Operations in 1989, 
where her main duty was process- 
ing budget documents. She resides 
in Pleasant Gap, Pa. 

Fleet Operations foreman retires 

Lynn E. Korman, Fleet Operations 
foreman, has retired after 25 years 
of service. 

Mr. Korman began his service to 
the University on Jan. 5, 1970, as a 
property inventory clerk for Hous- 
ing and Food Services, where he 
was responsible for the contents of 
the dining and residence halls at 
University Park and seven Com- 
monwealth Campuses. In August 
of 1973 he moved to Fleet Opera- 
tions as senior clerk. 

With his 1986 promotion to 

operations foreman, Mr. Korman 
assumed responsibility for fleet, 
campus loop and staff shuttle tech- 
nical service employees. Part of 
his duties included scheduling trips 
and assigning drivers for the Uni- 
versity, its Board of Trustees and 

Mr. Korman plans to spend his 
retirement catching up on work 
around the house, taking a trip to 
Disney World and spending time 
with his granddaughter. 

Several employees end their careers of service to University 

Francis J. Bennett, swimming pool oper- 
ator, Intercollegiate Athletics, from 
March 1, 1960, to March 2. 

Louis A. Bemier, project manager, 
Office of Physical Plant, from Jan. 19, 
1970, to May 1. 

Ruth E. Beraitsky, enterostomal thera- 
pist, The Hershey Medical Center, from 
Oct. 25, 1976, to July 1. 

Philip G. Bums, supervisor property 
inventory. Corporate Controller, from 
May 1, 1964, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

Alvin L. Confer, lead technician, heat, 
vent and refrigeration, Office of Physical 
Plant, from May 1, 1964, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

Anabeth J. Dollins, instructor in mathe- 
matics, McKeesport Campus, from Sept. 
16, 1988, to June 30. 

Bonnie K. Eichelberger, administrative 
assistant n, Corporate Controller, from 
March 1, 1964, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

Doris L. Hall, residence hall worker, 
Housing and Food Services, from Oct. 
21, 1971, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

Harold R. Harter, groundskeeper, Land- 
scape A, Intercollegiate Athletics, from 
Aug. 5, 1974, to Jan. 4. 

Wilbur W. Haupt, lead carpenter, 
Office of Physical Plant, from Dec. 1, 
1958, to March 18. 

Charles L. Jones, preventive mainte- 
nance worker, Office of Physical Plant, 
from May 26, 1969, to Dec. 31, 1994- 

Jerry P. Jones, electrician, mainte- 
nance, Office of Physical Plant, from 
Oct. 23, 1961, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

Robert L. Kimble, manager, Animal 
Facilities, College of Agricultural Sci- 
ences, retired after 1 1 years of service. 
Began at the University Nov. 1, 1983; 
retired July 1. 

Alice M. Klinger, staff assistant V, 
Office of the President, from July 1, 
1969, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

Kathryn M. Kovacevic, food prepar- 
er, McKeesport Campus, retired July 1 
after 19 years of service to the Univer- 

Donna J. Kumagai, professor of math- 
ematics at the Penn State Berks Cam- . 
pus, retired July 1 after a 15-year 
career at the University. 

Ruth E. Lansberry, janitorial worker, 
Office of Physical Plant, from March 
12, 1979, to June 30. 

Raymond E. Lane, boiler operator. 
Office of Physical Plant, from Sept. 11, 
1967, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

Shirley J. Leitch, administrative assis- 
tant II, Purchasing Services, from June 
9, 1958, to Dec. 3J, 1994. 

Rex E. Lighrner, apprentice refrigera- 
tion technician. Office of Physical 
Plant, from Feb. 8, 1971, to Dec. 31, 

Clyde E. Long, maintenance worker 
A, Office of Physical Plant, from April 
13, 1940, to April 15. 

Hazel R. Markle, staff assistant VI, 
Corporate Controller, from Sept. 1, 
1970, to Jan. 1. 

Arlene B. Martin, staff assistant V, 
Delaware County Campus, from July 
16,1984, to June 1. 

Francis D. Moore, athletic equipment 
and facilities worker, Intercollegiate 
Athletics, from Jan. 1, 1962, to Jan. 19. 

Harold L. Porter, staff assistant IV, 
Nittany Lion Inn, from Aug. 16, 1965, 
to April 1. 

Judy A. Sager, staff assistant V, C&IS 
Administrative, from June 1, 1957, to 
Dec. 31, 1994. 

Ronald E. Schaeffer, operating 
mechanic, Office of Physical Plant, 
from Oct. 1, 1962, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

Carolyn R. Schreffler, media and ster- 
ilization attendant, group leader, The 
Hershey Medical Center, from Oct. 1, 
1979, to July 8. 

Sharon G. Stoner, staff assistant VI, 
Corporate Controller, from March 1, 
1969, to Dec. 31,1994. 

William E. Stoner, coordinator ICA 
equipment and stockroom. Intercolle- 
giate Athletics, from March 1, 1960, to 
Dec. 31, 1994. 

Victor L. Waile, plumber-fitter, Office 
of Physical Plant, from Oct. 28, 1969, to 

Lynn Wasson, maintenance worker, 
steam traps, Office of Physical Plant, 
from Sept. 16, 1964, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

Harold R. Wilson, horticulture aide, 
College of Agricultural Sciences, from 
April 1,1980, to June 30. 

n, painter A, Office 
of Physical Plant, from June 1, 
1970, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

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c. August 17, 1995 

Fall 1995 Computer Course Schedule 

Human Resource Development Center 
Wagner Computer Training Center 

The following computer courses for faculty and staff, held in room 316 or 117 
Wagner Building, are joint offerings of HRDC, the Center for Academic Comput- 
ing and the Office of Administrative Systems. To register, complete the form 
found in the HRDC Course Schedule, which also includes course descriptions and 
costs. For more information, call 863-7491. 



IBM Topics 

IBM WordPerfect Level 1 

IBM Word lor Windows Quick Start 

IBM Excel Level 1 

IBM Excel Level I 

IBM WordPerfect Level II 

IBM Intro to Windows 

IBM Intro Microcomputer/DOS 

IBM WordPerfect DOS 

IBM PageMaker 

IBM Word for Windows Quick Start 

IBM PowerPoint 

IBM Access Level I 

IBM Word for Windows Complete 

IBM Intro Windows 

IBM WordPerfect for Windows Macrc 

IBM Lotus Windows 

IBM Access Level II 

IBM Word for Windows Quick Start 

IBM Word Complete tor Windows 

IBM Excel Level II 

Mac WordPerfect Level III 

Mac Intro to Windows 

Sepl. 11. 13 
Sepl. 18,20 
Sepl. 18.20 
Nov. 15. 17 
Oct. 2. 4 
Oct. 9, 11 
Oct. 9, 10 
Oct. 16, 18,20 
Oct. 23, 25, 27 
Oct. 25, 27 
Oct. 30. Nov. 1 
Oct. 30, Nov. 1 
Nov. 6, 8, 10 
Oct. 8, 10 
Nov. 13 
Nov. 13. 15 
Nov. 20, 22, 24 
Nov. 20, 22 
Nov. 27, 29, Dec. 1 
Nov. 27, 29, Dec. 1 
Dec. 4. 6 
Dec. 4, 6 

Mac Topics 

Technological know-how 

Thompson Buchan, (right) and Jing Li. both information technology c 
Image software on IBM ThinkPads lor the Commonwealth Educational System as part 
of Project Vision, a program designed to make computer-enhanced instructional 
technology available to CES faculty. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

Mac Word 

Aug. 28, 30, Sept. 1 

1-5 p.m. 

Mac Intro to Mac 

Sepl. 8 

9a.m.-4p.m. ' 

Mac Intro to Mac 

Nov. 13 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Mac Filemaker Pro Level I 

Sepl. 19 

1-5 p.m. 

Mac Excel Level I 

Sept. 20 

9 a.m.- 4p.m. 

Mac Excel Level I 

Nov. 1 

9 a.m. -4 p.m. ' 

Mac Pagemaker 

Sept. 25, 27, 29 

1-5 p.m. 

Mac Photoshop 

Oct. 4 

9 a.m. -4 p.m. 

Mac Photoshop 

Nov. 6 

9 a.m. -4 p.m. 

Mac Filemaker Pro Level II 

Nov. 14 

1-5 p.m. 

Mac Excel Level II 

Nov. 15 

9 a.m. -4 p.m. 

Mac Word 

Dec. 4, 6, 8 

1-5 p.m. 

Administrative Topics 

Intro to IBIS 

Sept. 19 

1-4:30 p.m. 

Intro to IBIS 

Oct. 24 

1-4:30 p.m. 

Intro to IBIS 

Dec. 5 

1-4:30 p.m. 

Intro lo IBIS (Mac) 

Oct. 2 

1-4:30 p.m. 

Using EMC2/TAO 

Sepl. 29 

9 a.m.-noon 

Using RMDS 

Oct. 1 1 

1-4 p.m. 

IBIS Financial Forms 

Oct. 13 

8 a.m.-noon 

Using EMC2/TAO 

Oct. 20 

9 a.m.-noon 

Intermediate IBIS 

Oct. 23 

9 a.m.-noon 

Intermediate IBIS 

Dec. 19 

9 a.m.-noon 

IBIS Financial Forms 

Sept. 21 

1-4 p.m. 

University Park Calendar 


Saturday, August 19 & 
Sunday, August 20 

Students arrive. 
Wednesday, August 23 
Fall classes begin. 
Saturday, August 26 

Wildlife Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 
Shaver's Creek Environmental Com- 
plex and Raptor Center, For more 
information, call 853-2000. 

Sunday, August 27 

School of Music. 8 p.m.. Recital Hall. 
Mark L. I 


Friday, August 26 

Carbon Research Center/Fuel Science, 
9 a.m.. C213 Coal Utilitzation Laboratory. 

E.A. Heintz on "The Graph itization 



Thursday, August 17 

30th Actuarial Research Conference, 70 
attendees, The Penn Stale Scanticon. 
Through Aug. 19. 

Monday, August 21 

Helping Adults Develop Literacy Skills. 

The Penn State Scant- 

icon. Through Aug. 23. 
Modern Bearing Technology, 30 atten- 
dees. The Penn State Scanticon. 
Through Aug. 25. 



"Morning Edition," Mon.-FrL, 6-9 a.m. 
"Performance Today," Mon.-Fri., 9-11 

"All Things Considered." Mon.-Fri., 5-7 

p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 5-6 p.m. 
"Fresh Air with Terry Gross." Mon.-Fri., 4- 

5 p.m. 
"Odyssey Through Literature with S. 

Leonard Rubenstein," Weds., 7 p.m. 
"Car Talk," Fri.. 7 p.m. and Sun., 6 p.m. 
"Living On Earth," Mon., 7 p.m. 
"Piano Jazz with Marion McPartland," 

Mon., 8 p.m. 


Palmer Museum: 

"Psalms," non-objective paintings by 
West Coast painter John McDonough, 
through Oct. 1. 

"Photographs from the Permanent Collec- 
tion," 20 photographs from the Palmer 
Art Collection, through Jan. 14, 1996. 

August 17 -August 27 

Intercom -\ o 
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Research workshops 
to span academic year 

For the fourth consecutive year, the 
Research Administration Workshops 
series will be held during fall and 
spring semesters at University Park. 

The workshops, designed to pro- 
vide faculty, staff, graduate students 
and new personnel with information 
about various aspects of research 
administration at Penn State, are spon- 
sored by the Education Subcommittee 
of the Administrative Committee on 
Research II. 

This year's series consists of eight 
workshops, each offered at one of three 
session levels. Basic-level workshops 
provide an introduction to processes 
and procedures and are geared toward 
personnel with fewer than five years of 
experience at Penn State. Specialized- 
level workshops offer detailed informa- 
tion on specific research administration 
procedures and are designed for per- 
sonnel who are actively involved in 
such procedures. Advanced-level work- 
shops explore problems and unusual sit- 
uations that might arise during the 
course of a research project and are 
intended for research administrators 
with five or more years of experience. 

All workshops will be held in 256 
Hammond Building from 8:30 a.m. to 
noon. Registration is limited to the first 
25 paid applicants per session. 

■ The first workshop, "Human 
Resources: Issues Relating to Research 
Personnel," will be held Monday, Aug. 
28. This specialized-level workshop will 
cover personnel issues such as types of 
appointments; hiring, renewal and ter- 
mination; foreign national information; 
wages and salaries; and professional 

■ The second workshop, "An Intro- 
duction: The Whos and Whats of 
Research Administration," will be held 
Wednesday, Sept. 13. This basic-level 
workshop will provide an overview of 
the research environment and will place 
special emphasis on the research admin- 
istrator's role in the process. 

■ The third workshop, "Proposals: 
The Wheres and Hows of Proposal 
Preparation," will be held Monday, Oct. 
16. This basic-level workshop will outline 
the mechanics of proposal preparation 
and revision, timelines for production. 

pre-award audit and methods for accu- 
rately estimating specific information. 

■ The fourth workshop, "Budget 
Basics and Budget Building: Defini- 
tion, Discussion and Other Relevant 
Facts Relating to Budgeting," will be 
held Wednesday, Nov. 15. This spe- 
cialized-level workshop will cover top- 
ics such as fringe and overhead rates, 
budget estimating procedures and 
agency guidelines and budget forms. 
Participants should bring a calculator 
to the session. 

■ The fifth workshop, "Ad-vanced 
Budget Building: How to Budget and 
Defend Your Request," will be held 
Wednesday, Jan. 10. This advanced- 
level workshop will cover stipends and 
tuition, subcontracts, cost sharing and 
matching, cost estimates and other 
budget-related issues. Participants 
should bring a calculator to the ses- 

■ Workshop No. 6, "Contract and 
Legal Issues: The Wheres and Whys of 
Awards," will be held Monday, Feb. 19. 
This basic-level workshop will explore 
legal aspects of the award process, 
including types of agreements, intellec- 
tual property, audits and terms and 

■ The seventh workshop, "Intel- 
lectual Property issues: What You 
Want, What We Want— Who Gets 
What," will be held Wednesday, March 
20. This advanced-level workshop 
explores issues such as confidentiality, 
copyrights, patents, invention disclo- 
sures and conflict of interest. 

■ The final workshop, "Awards: 
The Wheres and Hows of Project 
Administration," is scheduled for 
Wednesday, April 10, 1996. This basic- 
level workshop will outline the mechan- 
ics of award administration, subcon- 
tracts, closing of funds and other issues 
related to project administration. 

The registration fee is $45 per 
workshop-. To register, contact Linda 
Cartright at 863-4019 in 110 Technolo- 
gy Center. For more information, con- 
tact Mary Lee Moore at 865-1626, 201 
Research Office Building, or John 
Mckee at 865-1804, 101 Hammond 

Three-part lecture series to 
focus on community values 

The Center for Ethics and Reli- 
gious Affairs is offering a three- 
part series of lectures at the Uni- 
versity Park Campus on "Values 
in the Community," featuring 
discussions on cultural issues, 
values and theological perspec- 

The first lecture, scheduled 
for- 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, in 112 
Kern Commons, is "Values in 
Popular Culture," presented by 
Michael Eric Dyson, from the 
University of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill. 

Dr. Dyson, author of several 
books including Reflecting Black: 
African American Cultural Criti- 
cism, and Making Malcolm: The 
Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, 
is well known for his broad cul- 
tural criticism addressing 


other social ills. In 1992, he 
received the magazine award 
from the National Association 
for Black Journalists for his 

On Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m., in 
the Paul Robeson Cultural Cen- 
ter, Emilie M. Townes, from the 
Saint Paul School of Theology in 

Kansas City, Mo., will give a 
presentation titled "And AH the 
Colored Folks is Cursed: The 
Impact of HIV/AIDS on the 
African-American Community." 

Dr. Townes, one of the lead- 
ing black feminist theologians in 
the nation, earned her degrees in 
theology and ministry. She is 
the author/editor of A Troubling 
in My Soul: Womanist Perspectives 
of Evil and Suffering (1993) and In 
a Blaze of Glory: Womanist Spiri- 
tuality as Social Witness (1995). 
Her scholarly work has 
addressed the interplay between 
racism, sexism and homophobia 
in church and society. 

The final lecture, set for 7:30 
p.m. March 14, in 101 Kern 
Commons, features Fernando F. 
Segovia, an award-winning 
teacher at The Divinity School at 
Vanderbilt University, dis- 
cussing "Latino Conceptions of 
Community: Cultural Theologi- 
cal Perspectives." 

Dr. Segovia, author of five 
books, has lectured extensively 
on the development of Hispanic 

Graphitization is focus of talk 

The tailor-making of artificial 
graphite, which can be used as 
heat exchangers, mechanical rings 
and seals, substrates and in vari- 
ous applications, is a challenge for 

To better understand the 
chemistry of the carbonization 
and graphitization processes, a 
seminar, sponsored by the Carbon 
Research Center/Fuel Science, 
will be held from 9-10 a.m. Fri- 

day, Aug. 25 in C213 Coal Utiliza- 
tion Laboratory on the University 
Park Campus. 

E.A. Heintz, from the State 
University of New York at Buffa- 
lo, will give a talk on "The 
Graphitization Process," which 
will emphasize how subtle 
changes in raw materials, formu- 
lation and processing conditions 
can produce graphites to satisfy a 
variety of applic 

Dairy management symposium set 

Pennsylvania has lost more than 
2,000 dairy farms since 1985, with 
i than 1 percent going out of 

"Managing Dairy Farms into 
the 21st Century," a dairy man- 
agement symposium sponsored 
by the College of Agricultural Sci- 
ences and Monsanto, Inc., is set 
for Dec. 7, will address topics 
vital to the dairy industry's 

Beginning at 1 p.m. and run- 

ning through 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 
at the Hershey Convention Center 
in Hershey, Pa., experts from 
Penn State, Cornell University, 
Ohio State and industry will dis- 

For more information about 
"Managing Dairy Farms Into the 
21st Century," write to Michael 
O'Connor, The Pennsylvania 
State University, 324 Henning 
Building, University Park, Pa. 
16802, or call (814) 863-3913. 

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H August 17, 1995 

Getting ready 

Charlie Trimble, an employee with Housing and Food Services, helps prepare residence 
halls on the University Park Campus for the return ot students by caulking seams in a wall 
in Bigler Hall. New student arrival day is Saturday, Aug. 19. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

Weatherization Training Center turns 10 

The Weatherization Training Center at 
Pennsylvania College of Technology 
recently celebrated its UHli anniversary 
of serving the community and the state. 

The center, the only one of its kind 
in a five-state region, receives U.S. 
Department of Energy funding. 

Located at Perm College since 1985, 
the Weatherization Training Center 
trains weatherization professionals 
employed by non-profit community 
action agencies which provide home 

energy conservation assistance to elder- 
ly and low-income clientele. 

More than 3,500 students from 
Pennsylvania and four surrounding 
states have attended classes and work- 
shops at the center. 

Since 1977, local weatherization 
programs, through the Pennsylvania 
Department of Community Affairs, 
have provided weatherization assis- 
tance to approximately 900,000 elderly 
and low-income Pennsylvanians. 

Penn Staters 

Wilkes-Barre library dedication held 

A ceremony for the dedication and 
naming of the Nesbitt Library at the 
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus was 
held recently on the front lawn of the 
library building. 

The event honored the Abram and 
Caroline Nesbitt family of Dallas, Pa. 
for their generous support to the cam- 

The Nesbitts' recent gift of more 
than SI million is for a future endow- 
ment fund to support the campus' 
programs in surveying, biomedical 
engineering technology and the cam- 
pus library. 

Mr. Nesbitt has been on the cam- 
pus' Advisory Board for more than 30 

Ram B. Bhagat, senior research asso- 
ciate in the Intercollege Research Pro- 
gram and associate professor of engi- 


. chair 

Of i 

rix composite session and 
gave an invited lecture on "Design 
and Analyses of Multilayered Graded 
Interphase in Titanium Matrix Com- 
posites" at the 7th Japan-U.S. Confer- 
ence on Composite Materials at 
Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. 

Anthony Castro, se 
ciate in veterinary s 

r research asso- 
ice, presented a 

Pertanian Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, 
Malaysia. He also presented a work- 
shop there on immunohistochemistry 
with Marlene Castro, research sup- 
port technician in veterinary science. 

Paul Dimick, professor of food sci- 
ence, gave a talk on "Protecting Milk's 
Vitamins from Light: Does it Work?" 
in London at a seminar on flavor and 
vitamin stability in milk. 

Terry Etherton, professor of animal 
nutrition, gave two invited talks in 
Australia: "Molecular Aspects of 
Growth Regulation - The U.S. Per- 
spective," and at Gropep and the Uni- 
versity of Adelaide in Adelaide, Aus- 
tralia, "Suppression of Adipose Tissue 
Growth by Somatotropin: A Story of 
Transcriptional Regulation of 
Lipogenic Enzyme Genes." 

Hector Flores, professor of plant 
pathology and biotechnology, gave an 
invited talk at the second Latin Amer- 
ican Meeting in Plant Biotechnology 
(REDBIO 95), in Iguazu, Argentina. 
Dr. Flores' talk was about "Under- 
ground Metabolism Research: Per- 
spectives for Latin America." 

Carol Gay, professor of cell biology 
and poultry science, lectured at a con- 
ference titled "Comparative 
Endocrinology of Calcium Metabo- 
lism" at the Royal Zoological Gardens 
in Melbourne, Australia. The title of 
her lecture was "Avian Bone Turnover 
and the Role of Bone Cells." 

Steven Heine, associate professor of 
religious studies, presented a paper 
titled "The Role of Repentance — or 
Lack of It — in Zen Monasticism" at the 
Seventh International Conference on 
Buddhism and Leadership for Peace 
sponsored by the Department of Phi- 
losophy and the East-West Center of 
the University of Hawaii. The paper 
will be included in a volume to be 
published by the University of Hawaii 

Steven Herb, head of the Education 
Library, was named vice-president/ 
president-elect of the Association for 
Library Service to Children, <i division 
of the American Library Association. 
The association has been addressing 

the library, literature and information 
rights of children since its founding in 

Erdener Kaynak, professor of market- 
ing at Penn State Harrisburg, received 
an honorary doctorate in economics 
from the Turku, Finland, School of 
Economics and Business Administra- 

Several faculty members from the Uni- 
versity Libraries were elected to serve 
as officers for various American 
Library Association (ALA) organiza- 
tions. They are: Melissa Lamont, 
maps librarian, chair of the Map and 
Geography Roundtable and chair of 
the State and Local Documents Task 
Force for the Government Documents 
Roundtable; Amy Paster, acting head 
of the Life Sciences Library, chair-elect 
of the Science and Technology Section 
of the Association of College and 
Research Libraries (ACRL); Loanne 
Snavely, head of the Arts Library, 
chair-elect of the Bibliographic 
Instruction Section (BIS) of ACRL; and 
Diane Zabel, social sciences reference 
librarian, secretary of the BIS Section. 

Jane P. Mutchler, associate professor 
of accounting in The Smeal College of 
Business Administration, has been 
reappointed the Coopers & Lybrand 
Faculty Fellow for the 1995-96 acade-" 
mic year. A leading teacher and 
researcher in the Department of 
Accounting, her work has focused on 
auditor decision making, differences 
in decisions across auditing firms, sur- 
rogate measures for audit risk and the 
effects of competition on auditor deci- 
sion opinions. 

Gary H. Perdew, professor of veteri- 
nary science, has been selected as a 
member of the Toxicology Study Sec- 
tion, Division of Research Grants, in 
the National Institutes of Health. 
Selected on the basis of their demon- 
strated competence and achievement 
in their scientific discipline, members 
have the opportunity to contribute to 
the national biomedical research effort 
by reviewing grant applications sub- 
mitted to NIH, making recommenda- 
tions and surveying the status of 
research in their fields of science. 

Londa Schiebinger, professor of his- 
tory and women's studies, and a 1974 
graduate of the University of Nebras- 
ka Lincoln, received an Alumni 
Achievement Award from that insti- 
tution for demonstrating outstanding 
achievement and overall professional 
excellence. She was among five arts 
and sciences alumni named by the 
UNL Alumni Association this year. 

John Shenk, professor of plant breed- 
ing, was named National Outstanding 
Alfalfa Researcher by the Certified 
Alfalfa Seed Council for his work on 
near infrared reflectance spectogra- 

Focus On 


Intercom -i e 
August 17, 1995 lo 

Fly-fishing scientist finds possible 
missing link in insect flight 

A fly used as a model 
for fishing lures has 
led James H. Mar- 
den, assistant prof< 
biology, to a new theory of 
how flight evolved in 
insects. His recent studies 
of the stonefly reveal its 
ability to skim 
water surface on its feet — 
like a Florida airboat 
equipped with pontoons. 
This behavior could be an 
ancient form of locomotior 
that fostered the develop- 
ment of large muscles and 
other factors necessary for 
full airborne flight. 

Many fly-fishing lures 
look like the stonefly 
nymph — a prime food 
object for fish. "My inter- 
est in fishing' had 
me thinking 
about the insect 
behaviors mimic- 
ked by fishing 
lures, then that 
interest evolved 
into a curiosity 
about the evolu- 
tion of flight," Dr 
Marden recalls. 

The evoli 
of insect flight 
has long been > 
of the great mysteri 

The stonefly, 

tionary route from 
, . . mine to true flying, 

evolutionary biology. Sci- Wjth the stonefly to 

!"™ S?!!l IStl demonstrate his theory, 

ir "" % """' Q r Marden has shown 

wings evolved from the 
gills of water-dwelling 
species about 400 million 
years ago, but until now 
they have lacked a con- 
vincing explanation of 
how flying insects could 
have evolved from these 
nonflying swimmers. 

"The dominant theory 
is that flying evolved from 
gliding, but that didn't 
make any sense to me 
because most insects just 
don't glide," he said. In 
addition, Dr. Marden said 
a glider's wings have to be 
rigid, but all flying insects 
flap their wings. 

"A flying insect needs 
to have sophisticated joint 
articulation, a sophisticat- 
ed neural pattern, and a 
large proportion of its 
muscle mass specialized 
for flapping — how could 
all that have evolved in an 
insect specialized for hold- 
ing its wings horizontal 
and perfectly rigid?" 

Instead, Dr. Marden 
proposes a direct evolu- 

how surface skimming 
could be an intermediate 
stage in the evolution of 
strong flapping wings. 
Stoneflies, and their close 
cousins the mayflies, are 
thought to be almost like 
living fossils. 

"They are the lineages 
in which the ancestral 
traits are most similar to 
the first flying insects," he 

In late winter, wingless 
stonefly nymphs come out 
from under rocks on the 
bottom of streams 
throughout eastern and 
central North America, 
float up to the surface of 
the water, migrate toward 
the shore, and emerge 
from the nymph stage into 
adults with wings, where 
they live for the rest of 
their lives without ever 

But sometimes when a 
stonefly emerges on sticks 
or ice floating in the mid- 

James H. Marden, assistant 
professor of biology, and 
Melissa G. Kramer, an 
undergraduate biology stu- 
dent, researched the evolu- 
tion of flying insects. 

die of a stream it must get 
to land by using 
wings to send it skimming 
across the surface of the 
water. Dr. Marden said 
this is the only time in its 
life that these stoneflies are 
known to flap their wings. 

'The behavior proba- 
bly is maintained for peri- 
odic episodes of flooding 
when all the stoneflies 
would have to surface 
skim to the shore and sur- 
vival of the entire group 
would depend on surface- 
skimming ability," he said. 

Because stoneflies 
emerge in the winter when 
trout are cold and sluggish, 
they can get away with sur- 
face skimming, which in 
warmer months would 
instantly attract lively and 
hungry fish. 

Dr. Marden tested his 
theory by videotaping 
stoneflies brought to the 
laboratory by undergradu- 
ate student Melissa G. 
Kramer, a biology major 
and coauthor with Dr. Mar- 
den of a paper describing 
their research. 

Dr. Marden and Ms. 
Kramer put individual 
stoneflies on a dish of 
water and videotaped them 

i Ch , tlt i Dr. Marden is 
I uiVb l sharing per- 
sons of his 

video with 
thoMj who have 
to the World Wide 
Web, The video can be 
viewed with Mosaic or 
Netscape. The URL is! ~jhm J 0. 

as they flapped their wings 
and skimmed across the 

The biologists clipped 
the wings of some of the 
insects and found that even 
very short wings worked 
well for surface skimming. 
"The nymph's gill plates 
have the neuromotor pat- 
tern, the complex articula- 
tion and the muscles for 
moving fluid," Dr. Marden 
said, "so they just need big- 
ger gill plates and bigger 
muscles to go from moving 
water to moving air — not 
that huge an evolutionary 

The biologists also stud- 
ied the feet and wings of 
the insects under a scan- 
ning electron microscope 
and discovered they are 
covered with hairs that 
look somewhat like minia- 
ture ice skates, giving a 
water-resistant coating to 
those body parts, Stone- 
flies are able to lift their 
water-resistant wings from 
the water, raising their 
body high above it on their 
long legs. The hairs on 
their feet help stoneflies 
surface-skim by reducing 
their contact area with the 
water and its resulting sur- 
face tension. 

Dr. Marden plans to 
analyze the water-resistant 
hairs on the feet and wings 
of both stoneflies and 
mayflies to see if their 
amino-acid or gene- 
sequence data demonstrate 
that they had a common 
ancestor. If the analysis 
shows this ancestor also 
had wet-resistant wings 
and feet, scientists could 
infer that it was a surface 
skimmer and that surface 
skimming could be the evo- 
lutionary bridge to insect 

— Barbara K. Kennedy 






You're in a queue in your car wait- 
ing to drop your child off at 
school. The line holding up traffic in 
the street is getting lunger, tempers 
arc pelting shorter and safety is tak- 
ing a back scat as everybody tries to 
get to the drop-off point and get out 
of there. There's got to be a better 

There is, according to Lilly Eleft- 
eriadou, assistant professor of civil 
engineering and research associate at 
the University's Pennsylvania Trans- 
portation Institute, 
Dr. Elefteriadou recently produced 
the first published report that 
demonstrates how transportation 
planners can use general purpose 
simulation software with an ordinary 
personal computer to solve such 
problems quickly and easily. 

Simulation software can allow a 
transportation planner to rearrange a 
drop-off site and traffic patterns on 
the computer until the best solution 
is found, she said. 

Dr. Elefteriadou is incorporating 
the use of the software in her gradu- 
ate traffic operations and simulation 
class since she says if s so easy to 

Marital bliss 

Husbands who become less tradi- 
tional in their attitudes about 
men's and women's family roles find 
that their marriages improve, accord- 
ing to a University sociologist. 

"Husbands who become more 
supportive of their wives' career 
plans and decide that it is all right to 
do more housework and child care 
report greater marital happiness, 
more shared activities and fewer con- 
flicts with spouses," Alan Booth, 
professor of sociology and human 
development, said. 

"The down side is that wives who 
become less traditional in their atti- 
tudes toward these same topics 
report their marriages get worse," 
Dr. Booth said. 

'Thus, husbands can reduce 
stress in contemporary marriages 
when they shift attitudes to support 
role-sharing and gender equality." 

Dr. Booth and Paul R. Amato, 
professor of sociology at the Univer- 
sity of Nebraska-Lincoln, based their 
findings on a national survey of 2,033 
married people interviewed in 1980 
and again in 1988. 

* c Intercom 

■° August 17, 1995 

End-of-summer program 
relieves parental worry 

As the dog days of summer wind down and chil- 
dren's camps begin sending their seasonal 
charges home, those words that were so familiar 
at the beginning of summer return to haunt par- 
ents: "There's nothing to do!" 

Those dreaded four words from your chil- 
dren are what prompted the University's Office 
of Human Resources (OHR) to come up with a 
solution for working parents who were faced 
with the dilemma of what to do with their chil- 
dren during the waning days of summer, before 
the onslaught of the school year. 

From Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 at the Univer- 
sity Park Campus, a new full-day program for 
school-age children of students, faculty and statf 
members set up by OHR can occupy your chil- 
dren's time and alleviate the child care concern. 
DASH, or Discover Alternative Service Help, 
is a one-week camp packed with creative and 
educational activities, like soap carving, hiking, 
kite flying and treasure hunts. 

"Penn State's first week of classes is crunch 
time for all students and employees," Prudence 
Johnson, director of the program, said. "We real- 
ized that because many of the summer programs 
in the region rely heavily on Penn State students 
who must return to the classroom, there were no 
programs that continued their operation during 
this last week before school started. That really 
left parents in a bind." 

In an open invitation to OHR staff members, 
Billie Willits, assistant vice president for human 
resources, called for volunteers to ^t.itl the pilot 
program. In response, about 22 OHR employees 
offered their skills in everything (rum reading to 
bubble-making. In addition, OHR employees in 
Rider Building agreed to pitch in during the 
week , covering other employees' duties to make 
the program a success. 

"The response was terrific," Ms. Johnson 
said. 'This program could be one of the most 
rewarding and fun opportunities employees 

Some of the activities planned for the week 

— Soap Carving with Tom Federowicz: 

— Go Fly a Kite with Stephen Selfe; 

— Pouring Sands of Time with Mary Jane Hall 
and Cathy Kanour; 

_ Clowning Around with Beth Dorman and 
Amy McCracken; and 

— 1 Never Saw a Purple Cow with Joyce Gail- 
braith and Charlene Koontz. 

For more information about the program, 
contact Ms. Johnson at 865-9193. 

Center for Women Students 2 

Spanier salary, gift 3 

Appointments 5 

News in Brief 6 

Exploring cyberspace 7 

Partings 11 

Computer course schedule ....12 
Research feature 15 

August 17, 1995 
Vol. 25, No. 1 

Making Progress 

Craig Tyner, an employee of Penn Jersey Pre 
held at the University's 1 ,500-acre Russell E. 
today Ag Progress Oays is sponsored by thi 

duds works to assemble the silo cone for Ag Progress Days. The annual event, 
.arson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, opened Aug. 15 and ends 
College ol Agricultural Sciences. 

a Photo: Greg GneC! 

Private Giving 

Berks receives $1 million gift 

Helen H and William G. Hintz Jr. 

of Wyomissing, Pa. have made a $1 
million gift to the Penn State Berks 
Campus— the largest ever received 
by the campus. 

The gift is earmarked for two ini- 
tiatives: to fund engineering labora- 
tories that will support the new 
bachelor of science degree in electri- 
cal mechanical engineering technol- 
ogy —developed in response to local 
industry needs — and to create an 
endowment that will help enhance 
and improve the quality of the engi- 

neering and science programs at 
Berks Campus, including the pur- 
chase of new equipment, renova- 
tions/additions to existing laborato- 
ries and maintenance costs. 

The Hintzs used two techniques 
in making their gift to the campus. 
They made an outright gift of stocks 
valued at $250,000. The sale of these 
stocks will provide funding for the 
engineering laboratories. They also 
used $750,000 to create a charitable 
gift annuity, an agreement in which 
a donor gives the University cash or 

securities while retaining the life- 
time income interest on the gift. 
Upon the donor's or designated 
beneficiary's death, the remainder is 
used by the University to fulfill the 
stated purpose of the gift, in this 
case the endowment for the engi- 
neering and science programs. 

Mr. Hintz is a 1921 graduate of 
Penn State's College of Engineering. 
He and Mrs. Hintz, born Helen Hol- 
lenbach, owned Hintz's Book Store 
in Reading until 1961. 




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August 24, 1995 

Spanier spreading University message 

"Agriculture is the heart of the University and a big part of 
our mission," President Graham Spanier told about 700 
people who gathered Aug. 16 at the Ag Progress Day leg- 
islative luncheon in Rock Springs. Among those in the audi- 
ence was Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge. 

This was Dr. Spaniels first public appearance since 
arriving at the University a few weeks ago and he called it 
"fitting" that it was "at an event so closely associated with 
the basis for Perm State when it was founded. Agriculture 
has alWays been the heart of this University and it contin- 
ues to be one of the principal parts of our mission." 

Dr. Spanier and Gov. Ridge lauded Ag Progress Days' 
importance to the future of agriculture — Pennsylvania's 

r George Boisque at Ag Progress 

No. 1 industry. They also praised the work of Lamartine 
Hood, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, for his 
outstanding service in agriculture and his national leader- 
ship. Dean Hood was given a proclamation praising Ag 
Progress Days for its continued growth and for being the 
leading outdoor agricultural event in the state. 

"While the occasion here today is steeped in the agri- 
cultural heritage of Penn State, it also celebrates some of the 
most important themes that I see for the University's future 
— our land grant mission, and in the context of that mission, 
Penn State's commitment to progress and to people," Dr. 
Spanier said. 'Penn State's partnership with Pennsylvania's 

See "Spanier" on page 3 

Volume 25, Number 2 

Four named to 
participate in 
leadership program 

Four individuals from Penn State 
have been appointed to serve as Fel- 
lows to the Committee on Institu 
tional Cooperation (CIC) Academic 
Leadership Program by John A 
Brighton, executive vice presideni 
and provost. They are: 

— Rodney A. Erickson, dean o 
the Graduate School; 

— Lynne Vernon-Feagans, as: 
ciate dean for research, College 
Health and Human Development; 

—Peter C. Jurs, professor of 
chemistry and 1995-96 chair of the 
University Faculty Senate; and 

— Eliza Pennypacker, associate 
professor and interim head of the 
Department of Landscape Architec- 

As the academic consortium of 
the Big Ten universities and the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, the goal of the 
CIC is to develop the leadership and 
managerial skills of faculty on CIC 
campuses who have demonstrated 
exceptional ability and administra- 
tive promise. The four individuals 
selected to represent Penn State were 
chosen because of their past contri- 
butions and the potential for 
enhanced development for key lead- 
ership responsibilities within the 

Previous Fellows from the Uni- 
versity include: Barbara Shannon, 
and James F. Smith Jr. (1991-92); 
Katherine Fennelly, Robert N. 
Pangborn and William D. Taylor 
(1993-94); and Ingrid M. Blood, Bar- 
ton W. Browning, Donald W. Leslie, 
Robert A. Secor, and Diane H, 
Smith (1994-95). Penn State did not 
participate in the program in 1992- 

i VH 

Let's hear it for the 
humble exit sign! 

At University Park, 
Office of Physical Plant 
workers strive to make 
the 2,882 exit signs on 
campus more energy 
efficient. See page 8. 

Affairs of the heart 

McNalr Scholar works 
to Improve fluid flow 
dynamics of pediatric 
heart assist pump. See 
page 11 for story. 


Alumni Fellow..... 

August 24, 1995 

Alcohol prevention council looking 
for new members 

The Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug 
Abuse, established in 1993, is seeking nominations for new 
members from all campus locations. 

The council, involved in numerous activities including the 
creation of an addiction specialist position in Student Affairs, 
support of the keg ban at Beaver Stadium and in downtown 
apartments, and the establishment of a substance-free interest 
house and the employee assistance progTam, aims at educating 
the University and community of the importance of address- 
ing alcohol and other drug issues. 

In addition, the council seeks to educate students early in 
their college experience and oversees the continuing efforts of 
the University in preventing the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and 
other drugs. 

Most recently, a subcommittee of the council has been 
involved in developing a potential first-year student seminar 
course and has conducted a curriculum infusion survey to 
determine the extent that faculty are involved in disseminating 
information about alcohol, tobacco or other drugs in their 

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the council, 
should send a memo indicating interest to: Ann Hollendoner, 
staff assistant. Council for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Other Drug Abuse, 237 Ritenour Building, University 
Park, Pa. 16802, or E-mail Natalie Croll at 
before Sept. 7. Recommendations for membership will be 
made on Sept. 8 and a new member orientation will be held 
Sept. 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 404 Old Main. A full coun- 
cil meeting will follow. 

Nominations sought for potential 
international award recipients 

The International Council is accepting applications and nomi- 
nations for three International Achievement Awards. The 
annual awards, funded by the Office of International Pro- 
grams, recognize three members of the University communi- 
ty — an undergraduate student, a graduate student and a mem- 
ber of the faculty or staff— who have significantly contributed 
to the advancement of Penn State's international mission. 

Each award carries with it a certificate of recognition and a 
$1,000 stipend. 

The finalists in each of the categories will be honored at a 
reception, and the three winners will receive their awards at 
the annual University Awards Convocation in the spring of 

For more information on each award or to request applica- 
tion/nomination forms, contact Edward V. Williams, 115 Arts 
Building, University Park, (814) 863-0408. Applications and 
nominations must be received by Friday, Dec. 8. 

Berks Campus bookstore named in 
honor of $1 million donor 

The bookstore on the Penn State Berks Campus was named the 
William G. Hintz Building to honor the Penn State graduate 
who just gave $1 million to the campus. 

Mr. Hintz turned 99 on Aug. 2, the day of the naming, and 
in order to be on time for the ceremonies, cut his usual three- 
mile walk down to one-and-a-half miles that day. 

Mr. Hintz, who graduated from Penn State's College of 
Engineering in 1921, made the gift because "Penn State is 
always number one in my mind." 

Mr. Hintz and his wife, Helen, earmarked their gift for two 
initiatives at the Berks Campus. 

An outright gift of $250,000 in stocks will furbish engi- 
neering laboratories to support the new bachelor of science in 
electrical mechanical engineering technology program to be 
offered at the Berks Campus beginning fall 1996. The program 
was designed in response to industry needs for engineers with 
combined skills for the modern work place. The rest of the 
Hintz gift was a charitable annuity trust for improvements/ 
renovations and maintenance of engineering and science labo- 

Mr. Hintz was the owner of Hintz's Book Store until 1961. 

National Weather Service director 
to be honored as Alumni Fellow 

Thomas D. Potter, director 
of the Western Region of the 
National Weather Service, 
will visit University Park on 
Friday, Sept. 8, to be honored 
as an Alumni Fellow of the 
College of Earth and Mineral 
Sciences. He received his 
doctorate in meteorology 
from Penn State in 1962. 

Dr. Porter has directed 
the western operation of the 
National Weather Service 
since 1989. He was previ- 
ously with the World Meteo- 
rological Organization in 
Geneva, Switzerland, where 
he directed the World Cli- 
mate Program and then the 
World Weather Program. 

He received his under- 
graduate education in mete- 
orology and mathematics at 
the University of Washing- 
ton, and joined the U.S. Air 
Force as a weatherman dur- 
ing the Korean War. He 
stayed in the Air Force for 24 
years and rose to head of the 
armed forces' worldwide 
weather organization, pro- 
viding environmental and 
weather services to both the 
Air Force and Army. 

During his military ser- 

Thomas D. Potter 

vice, he also attended Penn 
State and the Industrial Col- 
lege of the Armed Forces, 
and graduated from the 
Advanced Management Pro- 
gram at Harvard Business 

On his retirement from 
the Air Force, Dr. Potter ini- 
tially joined the faculty of St. 
Louis University, but left to 
become director of the 
National Climatic Center of 
the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA), in Asheville, N.C. 

From 1977-82, he served as 
director of NOAA's Envi- 
ronmental Data and Infor- 
mation Service in Washing- 
ton, D.C. 

Dr. Potter is an elected 
Fellow of the American 
Meteorological Society and 
holds the Legion of Merit 
from the U.S. Air Force, and 
the Presidential Award of 
Meritorious Executive in the 
Senior Executive Service. 

During his Penn State 
visit, he will be hosted by 
the Department of Meteorol- 
ogy and will meet with 
undergraduates and gradu- 
ate students in meteorology 
to discuss recent changes at 
NWS and professional 
career opportunities. 

The Alumni Fellow 
Award, sponsored by the 
Penn State Alumni Associa- 
tion and administered in 
cooperation with the col- 
leges, is the most prestigious 
of the association's awards. 
The Board of Trustees has 
designated the title of Alum- 
ni Fellow as permanent and 

Penn Staters 

Abhay Ashtekar, holder of the 
Eberly Family Chair in Physics 
and director of the Center for 
Gravitational Physics and 
Geometry, recently presented 
the 1995 Andrewjwski Lec- 
tures in Mathematical Physics 
in Germany. The series consist- 
ed of three lectures held at the 
Humboldt University in Berlin, 
titled "Non-perturbative 

Quantum Gravity: Physics 
Without Space-Time," and 
four lectures at the University 
of Leipzig, titled "Mathemati- 
cal Problems of Quantum Gen- 
eral Relativity." 

Dr. Ashtekar also present- 
ed a theoretical physics semi- 
nar at DESY and the Universi- 
ty of Hamburg titled "Recent 
Developments in Quantum 

Ingrid Blood, associate profes- 
sor of communication disor- 
ders in the College of Health 
and Human Development, has 
been elected a Fellow of the 
American Speech-Language- 
Hearing association. 

Fellowship is one of the 
highest forms of recognition in 
the ASHA; out of 85,000 ASHA 
members, fewer than 800 have 
been awarded Fellow status. 

Thomas Breuning, assistant 
professor of agricultural and 
extension education, presented 
a three-day seminar on pro- 
gram planning for a new 
extension system being devel- 
oped in Smolensk, Russia. 

Mary Ann English, instructor 
in nursing and coordinator of 
the bachelor's degree program 
at Perm State New Kensington 
Campus, has been awarded 
the Martha I. Clark Scholarship 
from District Six of the Penn- 
sylvania Nurses Association. 

Peter Ferretti and Michael 
Orzolek, both professors of 
vegetable crops, received an 
Extension Educational Aids 
Award from the American 
Society for the Horticultural 

Stephen Jones, associate pro- 
fessor of forest resources, has 
been appointed to the Nation- 
al Support Team for Coopera- 
tive Extension. The team assists 
states in starting new pro- 
grams in natural resources and 
environmental management. 

Philip A, Klein, professor of 
gave a series of 

invited lectures in Beijing on 
measuring and forecasting 
business cycles in the United 
States. The lectures were spon- 
sored by China's State Statisti- 
cal Bureau, Department of 
Integrated Statistics for the 
National Economy. He also 
was guest lecturer at the Uni- 
versity of Peking in Beijing, 
discussing the current state of 
macroeconomics in the West. 

Bernard Tittmann, Schell Pro- 
fessor in engineering science 
and mechanics, recently gave 
invited lectures at two interna- 
tional conferences. 

He spoke on "Ultrasonic 
Sensors for Process Monitoring 
and Control" at the Interna- 
tional Conference on Acoustics 
and Ultrasonics in Gdansk, 
Poland. He gave an invited 
presentation on "High Tem- 
perature Applications of Ultra- 
sonics and Acoustic Emis- 
sions" for the Advanced 
School on Sensors for Process 
Monitoring and Quality Con- 
trol, sponsored by the Ameri- 
can Association for Non- 
Destructive Testing, in Alberta, 

August 24, 1995 

Spanier — 

continued from page 1 

agricultural community is a historic expression of these themes and that 
partnership continues to demonstrate its value for the future even as these 
traditions evolve to meet changing needs." 

The challenges of keeping Pennsylvania's diverse agricultural and ag- 
related industries competitive in today's marketplace requires strong sup- 
port from every facet of Penn State's land grant mission of teaching, 
research and service, he added. 

"My goal is to make Penn State the best of the land grant universities 
by balancing our missions to achieve simultaneous excellence in under- 
graduate education, graduate education, research and creative activity, »* 
technology transfer and the promotion of economic development, contin- 
uing and distance education, cooperative extension, public and profes- 
sional service, promotion of health and human development and the cul- 
tural advancement of the state, " Dr. Spanier said. "I am not a believer in 
choosing sides between these many missions that Penn State has. We have 
them, we've always had them and we lead the nation in our ability to inte- 
grate all of these missions simultaneously and that is what we are going to 
continue to try and accomplish." 

He stressed the important role the College of Agricultural Sciences 
has to play in nearly every one of these areas. 

He told the audience — that included farmers from across the state. 
Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brosius, members of the University's 
Board of Trustees, House of Representatives, Senate and county commis- 
sioners — that "the University's capacity to support the agricultural com- 
munity has been constrained in recent years by the fact 
that state funding for agricultural research and exten- 
sion has not been increased since 1990, in effect reduc- 
ing our ability to do what we do and provide our ser- 

Photos; Greg Grleco 

"We really must have a dialogue about what we 
expect to see happening to the future of agriculture in 
this state. The support of the College of Agricultural Sci- 
ences is very high on my list of priorities. We need to 
find a solution to the flat budgets for Cooperative Exten- 
sion Service and our agricultural research programs." 

Dr. Spanier cited agricultural extension and 
research as the two most important things to focus on 

in the college for the 

future promotion of eco- 
nomic development in 
the state. 

"The return on this 
investment will be 
progress — more effec- 
tive methods, better 
management, new prod- 
ucts and new markets for 
Pennsylvania's food, 
farm and forest indus- 
tries," he said. 

Gov. Ridge called 
Pennsylvania's agricul- 
ture "a keystone to the 
future of economic 
development. Research 
holds the key to the 
future of our competi- 
tiveness and we want to 
win the competition. We must 
sylvania agriculture community 

Spanier's schedule filling up 

The president shares a laugh with the media 

e forward the Peruv 
quicklyas we can. 

"People must understand that farms and fanners 
are businesses and we must help you become more 

He lauded Ag Progress Days as a showcase of 
agricultural excellence, techniques and technologies. 
Agriculture involves all Pennsylvanians because every- 
one is a consumer of the products grown and made on 
the farms in the state, Gov. Ridge said. This year marks 
the 100th anniversary of the founding of the state's 
Department of Agriculture. 

"We can look back with pride on the accomplish- 
ments and progress in this state. Our agriculture is the envy of the world," Gov. 
Ridge said. 

The governor said that in order to make the agricultural community more eco- 
nomically sound, the state needs marketing strategies, new export strategies and to 
support continued research in agriculture. 

Before the luncheon Drs. Hood and Spanier visited the exhibit building, which 

Although his first official day in office is not 
until Friday, Sept. 1, President Graham Spanier 
has been meeting groups across campus, in the 
community and making news across the state. 
This evening, he and his wife Sandra host a 
picnic for new faculty at the Russell E. Larson 
Ag Research Center at Rock Springs, welcoming 
about 300 people to the University and the com- 
munity. Yesterday, he spent the day at Stone 
Valley at 
meeting with 
student and 
community lead- 
ers and other 
University facul- 
ty and adminis- 
trators. The 
annual Encamp- 

student leaders a 
chance to get to 
know key Uni- 

munity officials 
and to exchange 
ideas and priori 
ties for action 
during the com- 
ing academic 


Monday, Dr. Spanier joined the Blue Band 
and the Nittany Lion in cheers and songs at the 
"Be a Part from the Start" pep rally for new Uni- 
versity Park students in Rec Hall - many of 
whom he had a chance to meet at the "Rock the 
Block" orientation program for freshmen in the 
Greenberg Sports Complex August 18. 

Last week's schedule featured the College of 
Agricultural Science's Ag Progress Days, where 

he met with alumni, legislators and agricultural 
industry leaders from across Pennsylvania and 
neighboring states. 

The Spaniers made headlines this month 
with their announcement of a $100,000 pledge to 
support academic programs at Penn State, say- 
ing, "Penn Staters have an impressive record of 
giving, and I am pleased to follow in this tradi- 
tion, hoping my gift will stimulate even more 
alumni, colleagues and friends of the University 
to support the University's programs," 

Reporters from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pitts- 
burgh Post-Gazelle, Harrisburg Patriot-News and 
other newspapers and radio and television sta- 
tions from around the state have visited campus 
for interviews with Dr. Spanier to learn about his 
orities for the coming year. 
j regular meetings with faculty, 
ts, a number of special events 
n his calendar next month, such 
attending the opening home football game 
against Texas Tech on Sept. 9, speaking at the 
opening session of the Faculty Senate on Sept. 
12, and addressing the Board of Trustees at their 
regular September meeting. 

Also on the 15th, Dr. Spanier will give a State 
of the University Address for the entire commu- 
nity. Governor Tom Ridge and the Board of 
Trustees will attend, and he is inviting all facul- 
ty, students staff and area residents to attend as 
well. A reception will follow at the HUB. 

Later in September, Dr. Spanier will begin an 
ambitious year-long tour of the state with visits 
to a number of Penn State locations. The tour 
will include visits with community and business 
leaders, meetings at high schools, alumni recep- 
tions, media briefings, as well as activities on 
each campus with faculty, staff and students. 

In additiont 
staff and studen 
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this year highlights Penn State's turf industry, the youth and farm building and the 
Pasto Museum. 

Dean Hood and Gov. Ridge did a site tour after lunch, stopping at several 
exhibits, commercial displays and special afternoon activities. 

— Kimberley Yarnell Bierly 

August 24, 1995 


Agronomy head named 

Steven L. Fales has been appointed head of the 
Department of Agronomy in the College of Agricul- 
tural Sciences. In this position, he will be responsi- 
ble for the coordination of resident instruction, 
extension and research in the department, which 
employs more than 70 professionals. The depart- 
ment also maintains a 340-acre experimental farm 
with irrigation facilities, 50 acres of irrigated land for 
turfgrass research and breeding, and a research farm 
in southeastern Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Fales, professor of crop science, came to the 
University in 1985 as an associate professor of crop 
science. Before that he was an assistant professor of 
agronomy from 1982-1984 at the University of Geor- 
gia, and from 1980-82 served as a post-doctoral 
research Fellow there. From 1977-80, he was a 
research Fellow, supported by the Purdue Research 
Foundation, at Purdue University in the Department 
of Agronomy. Dr. Fales began his career at the Uni- 
versity of Rhode Island in 1976 as a research associ- 
ate in the Department of Plant and Soil Science. 

In the past. Dr. Fales' research has focused on for- 
age systems and their growth and management, 
simulation modeling of pasture ecosystems, and the 
use of fungi to improve rumen digestibility of crop 
residues. He has participated in several regional 
research projects and is co-founder and co-director 
of the Penn State Grazing Research and Education 
Center established in 1993. 

He served as president of the Northeast Branch 
of the American Society of Agronomy (1994-1995); 
secretary of the American Forage and Grassland 
Council (1991); and president of the Pennsylvania 
Forage and Grassland Council (1989). In addition, 
he was a member of numerous college committees, 
on the advisory board of the Penn State Agriculture 
magazine, served as associate editor of the Agrono- 
my journal from 1987-1990 and was a 1994 judge at 
the Graduate Research Exhibition. 

Dr. Fales is a member of the American Society of 
Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the 
American Forage and Grassland Council, from 
which he received a merit award in 1994. 

Leader appointed for 
Department of Architecture 

Michael E. Fifield, associate professor of architec- 
ture and director of the Joint Urban Design Program 
of the College of Architecture and Environmental 
Design at Arizona State University, has been named 
head of the College of Arts and Architecture's 
Department of Architecture. He assumed the posi- 
tion on Aug. 15. 

Under Professor Fifield's leadership, Arizona 
State's Joint Urban Design Program expanded to 
address urban and neighborhood design issues 

throughout the Phoenix area, as well as providing 
central academic coordination in urban design for 
the School of Architecture, School of Planning and 
Landscape Architecture. In addition, he secured per- 
manent research funding from Scottsdale, Ariz., for 
future urban design projects. Through these efforts 
the focus of the Joint Urban Design Program moved 
from community outreach to applied and theoretical 

While at Arizona State University, Professor 
Fifield, as coordinator of the graduate program, 
oversaw the transition of the five-year bachelor of 
architecture program to a six-year master of archi- 
tecture program. The Arizona State University mas- 
ter of architecture program has been ranked among 
the top 20 programs in the United States. His 
research findings and recommendations have been 
published in professional journals and he has pre- 
sented papers at national and international conven- 
tions and conferences. Professor Fifield also has a 
very strong record on funded research, as well as 
directing and/or participating in AJA design char- 
rettes, both locally and nationally. His NEA-funded 
publication Metropolitan Canals: A Regional Design 
Framework received a Progressive Architecture maga- 
zine National Research Award Citation as well as an 
Award of Merit from the Valley Forward Associa- 
tion and a first-place award in the Best Project Cate- 
gory of the Arizona Planning Association state 
awards program. 

Professor Fifield holds a bachelor of arts in archi- 
tecture degree from the University of California, 
Berkeley, and a master of architecture from the Uni- 
versity of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of 
the American Institute of Architects and the Ameri- 
can Planning Association; a registered architect in 
Arizona and Idaho; and a planner certified by the 
American Institute of Certified Planners. 

Manager comes on board 

Rick Kerns has been appointed food and beverage 
manager of The Nittany Lion Inn. 

His area of responsibility includes overseeing 
operations in the restaurants, the banquet and cater- 
ing department, and the kitchen. He will guide the 
development of menus, products, services, and asso- 
ciated pricing for food and beverage areas. His 
broader responsibility is to assess food and bever- 
age department strategic plans, to include prepara- 
tion of operational budgets, project/ capital budgets, 
continuous quality improvement, and diversity 

Mr. Kerns graduated with a degree in hotel, 
restaurant, and institutional management from Penn 
State in 1980. He was employed by Marriott Corpo- 
ration, Hotel Division from 1980 to 1983. In 1983, he 
joined the MMI Hotel Group and was named direc- 
tor of food and beverage at The King And Prince 

Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons, Georgia. He 
was named MMI Group "Food & Beverage Director 
Of The Year" three times during his tenure. 

In 1994, Mr. Kems joined Motel Properties, Inc. 
and was named corporate food and beverage direc- 

Smeal College welcomes 
program coordinator 

Robin L. Stevens has been appointed internship 
program coordinator for The Smeal College of Busi- 
ness Administration. Ms. Stevens joins The Smeal 
College staff after two 
years as a conference 
planner with Continu- 
ing and Distance Edu- 
cation. She succeeds 
Michele R. Sowko. 

In her new role, 
Ms. Stevens will be 
responsible for manag- 
ing a rapidly growing 
operation which serves 
both graduate and 
undergraduate stu- 
dents. Figures show an 
increasing number of 
companies are seeking 
Robin L. Stevens out u Smeal students 

with internship oppor- 
tunities, while more and more students are looking 
for ways to strengthen their resumes with valuable 
work experience. 

Ms. Stevens joined the U: 
years with the Child Development and Family 
Council of Centre County. As a program adminis- 
trator with that agency, she was responsible for 
developing and innovating programs to benefit local 
families, children and professionals. 

While with C&DE, she developed new confer- 
ence programs and improved existing ones. Markets 
for these programs spanned the academic, medical, 
corporate and governmental sectors, and were 
geared for students, youth and adult participants. 

She also has experience as a consultant to busi- 
nesses and human service agencies; workshop pre- 
senter; events manager for a Hilton Head Island- 
based sports marketing and event management 
company, and coordinator for nationally televised 
professional sporting events. 

Ms. Stevens has served on the board of directors 
of the Infant Evaluation Program and was co-chair 
of the Local Interagency Coordinating Council for 
Early Intervention. She is a member of the National 
University Continuing Education Association. She 
earned a bachelor of science degree in individual 
and family studies from Penn State in 1977. 

>ity in 1993 after 16 

25-year Awards 

Observing 25 years of service at the University are (trom left) Anna M. Baughm; 
M. Cline. dean. University Libraries, University Park; Rose Schwarcinger, staff a 
education, Penn State Harrisburg. 

August 24,1995 

News in Brief 

Children's drama classes 

MetaStages, an outreach program of the College of 
Arts and Architecture Department of Theatre Arts, 
is accepting registration for fall drama classes for 
children. The classes will be held at the Paul Robe- 
son Cultural Center on the University Park Cam- 

MetaStages offers classes after school and Sat- 
urdays for students in grades K-12. Weekly ses- 
sions will begin Sept. 14. 

MetaStages provides children and youth with 
performance training from professionals in acting, 
voice, movement, mime and masks as they 
rehearse and perform folk plays, songs and dances 
from various countries. 

Class size is limited. For more information, 
please call Joann Leonard, MetaStages director, at 

New journal in materials sciences 

A new journal offering quicker publication of 
research in the materials sciences for scientists with 
a track record has been initiated by Rustum Roy, 
Evan Pugh Professor of solid state, professor of 
geochemistry and professor of science, technology 
and society. The journal is published by World Sci- 
entific, an international publisher. 

Innovations in Materials Research, with Dr. Roy 
as editor-in-chief and based at the Intercollege 
Materials Research Laboratory at University Park, 
will focus on papers which reflect genuine innova- 
tion and unexpected discoveries in core areas of 
materials research. An author of an article submit- 
ted for publication must be a scientist with an 
established peer-reviewed track record in the field. 
The suitability of the subject matter of the paper 
and its innovativeness will be determined by one 
of 20 editors affiliated with the journal. 

For more information about the journal, its 
editors, criteria for submission of manuscripts or 
subscription rates contact Dr. Roy or Kathy Moir, 
assistant editor, at E-mail 
1MR@ALPHAMRL.PSU.EDU, or by writing to 
102 Materials Research Laboratory, University 
Park, Pa. 16802. 

September Blood Drives 

Several University faculty, staff and student 
groups, in cooperation with the American Red 
Cross-Centre Communities Chapter, will hold the 
following blood drives during September: 
Sept. 5 Natatorium noon-5 p.m. 

Sept 6 Kem Center 10 a.m. -4 p.m. 

Sept. 7 Wesley Center noon-6 p.m. 

Sept. 8 HUB Ballroom 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Sept. 1 1 Atherton Hall 1-7 p.m. 

Sept. 12 Pollock Union 1-7 p.m. 

Sept. 13 Wagner BIdg. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Sept. 14 Findlay Union 1-7 p.m. 

Sept. 14 Ag Admin. 10 a.m. -4 p.m. 

Adult learners 

The Center for Adult Learner Services is sponsor- 
ing a program titled "On Campus Living: Making 
the Transition," for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in 
Warnock Commons. The program will focus on: 
— Panel of adult learners 
— University services available 
— Connecting with others on campus 

If you are interested in attending or would like 
more information, please contact the Center for 
Adult Learner Services at 863-3887 or stop by 323 

New consortium 

Penn State has been invited by the academic com- 
munity to be a founding member of a significant 
new initiative focusing i 
rapidly developing reliar 
information. The purpose of the consortium of uni- 
versities is to aid the academic community's inter- 
ests in geographic information science in such 
areas as research funding, curriculum develop- 
ment, access to software, and community wide 

Donna Peuquet, Department of Geography, 
and Todd Bacastow, University Libraries, are 
beginning organizational activities. For more infor- 
mation about participating in this initiative, please 
contact Dr. Bacastow at 865-0141 or by e-mail at All those who work with 
Penn State activities involving geographic infor- 
mation research and education are encouraged to 

Fall library hours 

University Libraries located on the University Park 
Campus will maintain the following schedules 
during fall semester Aug. 23 through Dec. 16. 


The Arts Library, Documents /Maps, General Ref- 
erence, Lending Services, Life Sciences, Periodicals, 
and Reserve Reading Room /Microforms will be 
open Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 
midnight; Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 
a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to midnight. 

Interlibrary Loan, Photoduplication, Historical 
Collections/Labor Archives, and the Rare Books 
Room will be open Monday through Friday from 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Saturday and Sunday. 

The Penn State Room /University Archives will be 
open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and closed 

The Music Library Listening Room will be open 
Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; 
Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., 
and Sunday, noon to 11 p.m. 


The Architecture Library, Earth and Mineral Sci- 
ences Library, Education Library, Engineering 
Library, Mathematics Library, and Physical Sci- 
ences Library will be open Monday through Thurs- 
day from 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 

9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 
noon to 11 p.m. 

i days 

On Labor Day, Sept. 4, Pattee Library will be open 
from noon to midnight, and Branch Libraries from 
noon to 11 p.m. 

For more information on hours of library ser- 
vice, call (814) 865-3063 or type HELP HOURS 
when using the Library Information Access System 

Walkway closed 

The walkway from the Nittany Lion Shrine and the 
Recreation Building parking lot to the Nittany Lion 
Inn is closed for the installation of sewer lines until 
Friday, Sept. 22. Please use the walkway near Kern 
and Carpenter buildings. 

When trapped in conversations about trade sanc- 
tions or the Fed, many folks either sheepishly 
admit to economic illiteracy or hide behind 
econobabble drawn from the nightly news. 

But a new book by |acob De Rooy titled "Eco- 
nomic Literacy: What Everyone Needs to Know 
About Money & Markets," says an investment by 
such baffled folks in understanding the economy 
today can pay off in the future. 

In his book from Crown Publishers, Dr. De 
Rooy, associate professor of economics with the 
School of Business Administration at Penn State 
Harrisburg, covers potentially daunting territory 
with user-friendly language, real world-oriented 
vignettes, and a touch of humor, and offers 
answers to puzzling questions. 

Along with mini-lessons designed to help the 
reader master important distinctions in economic 
terminology, Dr. De Rooy offers examples of 
how the economic factors in question have played 
a role in U.S. history, 

For teachers, the best way to deter discipline prob- 
lems is to be the most effective instructor they can 
be, according to James Levin, affiliate assistant 
professor of education, and James F. Nolan, associ- 
ate professor of education, and co-authors of Prin- 
ciples of Classroom Management: A Hierarchical 
Approach (Allyn-Bacon) 

'The days are over when the teacher com- 
manded respect simply by being the teacher," Dr. 
Levin said. 

In the second edition of this book, due out in 
November, Drs. Levin and Nolan point out that 
effective classroom managemeni is kised on two 
principles: prevention of discipline problems and 
the fact that teachers cannot control anyone's 
behavior but their own. All teachers can really do, 
is influence a student's choice of behavior by 
changing their own behavior. This means giving 
students the opportunity to control themselves 
through a variety of techniques 

When disruptive behavior occurs in the class- 
room, teachers must avoid taking it personally. The 
authors describe a "hierarchy of responses" teach- 
ers can display for managing students. These 
responses help maintain a healthy equilibrium 
between the teacher's self-esteem and the student's 

A book, written by Susan Merrill Squier, the Julia 
Gregg Brill Professor in women's studies and Eng- 
lish, brings feminist criticism to bear on the vision 
of human reproductive technology — from artifi- 
cial insemination to surrogate motherhood to 
cloning — portrayed by an influential group of 
20th century British writers, physicians and scien- 

In Babies in Bottles, published by Rutgers Uni- 
versity Press, Dr. Squier examines the literary and 
popular science writings of Julian and Aldous 
Huxley, J.B.S. Haldane, Naomi Haldane Mitchison, 
Robert Edwards, Patrick Steptoe and James D. 
Watson, to find narratives, fantasies and images — 
especially the image of babies in bottles — that 
expose the hidden motivations that shaped con- 
temporary reproductive technologies. 

She uncovers a cultural and imaginative history 
behind our contemporary reproductive technolo- 
gies - a history in which they were attacked, debat- 
ed, shaped, even planned for by a range of writers 
and scientists, both feminist and anti-feminist, both 
female and male. 

c Intercom 

° August 24, 1995 



"Emotional Reactions" at 
Pattee Library 

Glenn Liddy is holding an exhibition 
of his paintings titled "Emotional 
Reactions" in Pattee Library's East 
Corridor Gallery through Aug. 31. 

"My goal in my artwork is to 
make an emotional connection with 
my audience through telling the stories 
of people with whom I've been 
close," Mr. Liddy said. "I am interest- 
ed in the common experiences people 
have in life, as well as the uniqueness 
of the lives of these people." 

Mr. Liddy has been living in State 
College for 10 years and has been 
painting for the past six years. He 
has shown exhibitions at Pattee 
Library, the Perm State DuBois Cam- 
pus and in New York City. 

Stained glass and pottery 

Shahnaz Lotfi will be holding an 
exhibition of her pottery and stained 
glass in Pattee Library's Lending Ser- 
vices Gallery through Aug. 31. 

Ms. Lotfi has been working in 
ceramics for many years. Most of her 
work is influenced by artistic styles of 
ancient Persia. 

Ms. Lotfi, who has been living in 
this country for about eight years, is 
from Isfahan, Iran, and went to an 
Iranian school in Kuwait. She has 
shown her work at the Art Alliance 
and the HUB. Her work has also been 
featured at the Artisan Connection 
and the Tower of Glass. 

Private Giving 

Elwood C. Tito, foreman. Maintenance 
and Operations, Hazleton Campus, from 
May 15, 1972, until his retirement May 25, 
1983; died June 26 at the age of 82. 

Olivia T. Wise, nutrition aide supervisor, 
College of Agricultural Sciences, from 
July 1, 1977, until her retirement Sept. 1, 
1984; died July 24 at the age of 78. 

George S. Zoretich, professor of art, Col- 
lege of Arts and Architecture, from July 1, 
1952, until his retirement Aug. 1, 1984; 
died July 9 at the age of 77. 

Would like to carpool from Clearfield to 
University Park. Work hours are 7:30 
a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
Call Connie at 863-0317 or 765-3738. 

Poultry farm owner pledges $100,000 to 
Altoona Campus technology campaign 

ness ties throughout the world. During the 1970s, he 
helped establish a poultry breeding business in Indone- 
sia, which still carries the Parks Poultry Farm name and 
breeding line. 

"My donation to the campus is a memorial to my wife 
Jane," Mr. Parks said. "I had considered a major gift to 
the campus for many years, and shortly after Jane's death 
last fall things came together so I was able to provide a 
memorial for her. I have an affinity for this campus, since 
I used to swing on the grapevines over the creek on this 
property, long before it was even the Ivyside Amusement 
Park. I am pleased to think that future students will ben- 
efit from Jane's memory." 

An active member of the Altoona Campus Advisory 
Board since 1952, Mr. Parks is one of the longest tenured 
members of the board. In Altoona; he has also been active 
in Kiwanis and the Jaffa Shrine. 

Mr. Parks and his wife raised four children, three girls 
and a boy, and he now has 1 1 grandchildren. 

A $100,00 gift annuity from Robert R. Parks, owner of 
Parks Poultry Farm, has been added to the Penn State 
Altoona Campus Campaign for Advanced Technology. 
Mr. Parks, 85, was 
raised in Juniata Gap — a 
section of Altoona — on the 
Parks Poultry Farm found- 
ed by his grandfather in 
1889. After completing his 
B.S. in poultry husbandry 
from Penn State in 1931, he 
began breeding different 
characteristics into the 
poultry raised on the farm. 
His chicks were in demand 
throughout the country and 
eventually shipped world- 
wide. Mr. Parks traveled 
widely for his business, 
forging personal and busi- 

Robert R. Parks 



Elizabeth N. Ackerman, training, education and devel- 
opment specialist at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Ann M. Alters, staff assistant VIII in Business Services. 
Sheryl A. Ayres, accountant assistant in College of 

Kimberly K. Beard, orthopedics billing coordinator at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 

Garry L. Burkle, director, enrollment services in Office 
of The President. 

Carl T. Dowling, customer service representative in 
Office of Physical Plant. 

Edward A. Eagles, microcomputer systems consultant in 
Computer and Information Systems, Center for Academ- 
ic Computing. 
Tammy J. Farr, staff assistant VI at The Hershey Medical 

Darrell L. Flood, human resources coordinator 1 in Hous- 
ing and Food Services. 
Cheryl P. Frank, staff assistant Vin in Office of The Pres- 

Sandra M. Gesford, staff assistant VII at The Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Sharon A. Hedlund, staff assistant V at Penn State Erie, 
The Behrend College. 

Anthony N. Hepner, staff assistant V at The Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Denise A. Hoffman, staff assistant VI in Division of 
Development and University Relations. 
Melanie P. Todd, technician, Research, at The Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Kennit L. Tressler, supervisor, second shift operations, 
Office of Physical Plant. 

Mary Beth V. Tsikalas, financial officer V in Corporate 
Controller's Office. 

John I. Wagner, systems analyst in Computer and Infor- 
mations Systems, Center for Academic Computing. 
Carol L. Walker, staff assistant IV, Office of Human 

Aimee J. Watson, staff assistant IV, Office of Human 

Stephen C. Weirs, supervisor, Dining Room, at The Nit- 
tany Lion Inn. 

William V. Welch, assistant manager, Operations, Com- 
puter and Information Systems, Telecommunications. 

Linda R. Whitlock, staff assistant VII in Division of 
Development and University Relations. 
Elizabeth J. Will, staff assistant VII in College of the Lib- 
eral Arts. 

Gary L. Wizar, senior cardiovascular technician, The 
Hershey Medical Center. 

Margaret M. Wizikowski, accounting and student activ- 
ities assistant at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. 
Suzanne K. Worth, staff assistant VII in Student Affairs. 
Barbara J. Wright, administrative assistant I in The Smeal 
College of Business Administration. 
Cheryl A. Wolf, administrative assistant II, The Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Kimberly J. Zimmerman, staff assistant VI, Research and 
Graduate School. 

Technical Service 

Robert D. Campbell, power plant worker, Office of 
Physical Plant. 

Deborah E. Griffin, operator B, Centralized Copy Cen- 
ter, Business Services. 

Jeffrey L. Hubler, power plant worker, Office of Physi- 
cal Plant. 

John E. Keller, heating, (HVAC) ventilation, air condi- 
tioning mechanic, Office of Physical Plant. 
Bonnie L. Knapp, escort service aide. The Hershey Med- 
ical Center. 

Jodie E. Lair, second cook, Main Kitchen, at The Nittany 
Lion Inn. 

Edgar L. Lutz, general construction and repair mechanic, 
Applied Research Lab. 

Barry D. Koons, central processing aide, The Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Terry E. Lair, second cook, Main Kitchen, at The Nittany 
Lion Inn. 

Terry L. Prisk, laundry worker/truck driver, Intercolle- 
giate Athletics. 

Daniel Rivera, electrician A, Office of Physical Plant. 
Michelle E. Shindel, anesthesia technician, The Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Sharon L. Summy, patient service aide at The Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Joseph J. Tekely, groundskeeper, Landscape A, Office of 
Physical Plant. 

Kelly M. Tomchick, residence hall utility worker, Hous- 
ing and Food Services. 

Milford R. Woods, maintenance worker, Area Land- 
scape, Office of Physical Plant. 

August 24, 1995 


Two scholars awarded Fulbright Foundation chairs 

Two University faculty members have been award- 
ed special chairs for the 1995-96 academic year from 
the Fulbright Foundation.. The special Fulbright 
Chair assignments are for established scholars with a 
prominent record of accomplishment. 

Award recipients are: 

Philip H. Baldi, professor of linguistics and clas- 
sics, the J. William Fulbright Distinguished Lecture 
Chair in linguistics at the University of Naples, Italy. 

Dale Jacquette, associate professor of philoso- 
phy, the J. William Fulbright Distinguished Lecture 
Chair in the contemporary philosophy of language 
at the University of Venice, Italy. 

Dr. Baldi, a graduate of the University of Scran- 
ton, received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in linguistics 
from the University of Rochester. 

He joined the University faculty in 1973, offering 
courses in general and historical linguistics, Latin 
and Sanskrit. He attained the rank of professor in 
1981 and was named director of the Linguistics Pro- 
gram, a position he held until 1992. From 1993-1994, 
he served as head of the Department of Classics. 

He has held visiting professorships at the Uni- 
versity of Hawaii, University of Amsterdam and at 
Stanford University. 

Throughout his career as a linguist and classicist, 

Staff assistant cited for 
dedication to office 

Martha R. Bowman, staff assistant IX in the Corpo- 
rate Controller's Office, has received the 1995 
Charles R. Chambers Memorial Award. 

The award was 
established in 1979 by 
the family and friends 
of the late Mr. Cham- 
bers, director of 
accounting at the Uni- 
versity from 1967 to 
1977. It honors 
employees of the Cor- 
porate Controller's 
Office who "exhibit a 
conscientious and 
dedicated attitude 
toward their profes- 
sional responsibilities 
above that normally 
expected or required." 
Ms. Bowman 
began her employment with the University in 1976 
in the Educational Opportunity Program Office; 
from 1978 through 1991, she was an auditing clerk 
in the Internal Auditing Department and in May 
1991, she was promoted to her current position in 
the Corporate Controller's Office. 

Martha R. Bowman 

Assistant professor earns Fulbright lecture grant 

Patrick J. Moylan, assistant pro- 
fessor of physics at the Penn 
State Abington-Ogontz Campus, 
has been awarded a Fulbright 
grant to lecture on functional 
analysis and quantum mechan- 
ics in the Czech Republic. 

Dr. Moylan, one of approxi- 

mately 2,000 U.S. grantees, stud- 
ied physics and mathematics at 
the University of Texas at Austin 
and MIT. 

He earned his Ph.D in 
physics and joined the Universi- 
ty faculty in 1987. 

Before coming to Penn State, 

.1 assistant prof*.-™. 

St. Louis University. 

Dr. Moylan's field of exper- 
tise is mathematical physics, in 
particular, harmonic analysis 
and representation theory of Lie 
groups and Lie algebras and 
their q-deformations. 

he has held a number of professional offices, includ- 
ing editorships on two linguistics journals, General 
Linguistics and Diachromca. 

In 1978 he was awarded Penn State's Class of 
1933 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the 

Dr. Jacquette, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ober- 
lin College, received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 
philosophy from Brown University. 

He joined the University faculty in 1986. 

He is author of two books, Philosophy of Mind 
(Prentice Hall/ Foundations of Philosophy Series, 
1994) and Meinongian Logic: The Semantics of Existence 

and Nonexistence (Walter De Gruyter & Co., in press), 
and a number of articles in professional journals. 

Dr. Jacquette was awarded an Alexander von 
Humboldt-Stiftung Research Fellowship for 1989- 
1990, and in 1993 received the Melvin and Rosalind 
Jacobs University Endowed Faculty Research Fel- 
lowship in the Humanities at Penn State. 

He serves on the editorial board of The journal of 
Speculative Philosophy and is a member of the Amer- 
ican Philosophical Association, Philosophy of Science 
Association, Society for Exact Philosophy, Hume 
Society and the American Society for Aesthetics. 

National Institutes of Health honors 
professor for distinguished service 

Capt. Robert Todd Simpson, Verne M. Willaman 
Professor of molecular biology, has been honored by 
the National Institutes 
of Health with the Dis- 
tinguished Service 
Medal, the highest 
award given to com- 
missioned officers of 
the Public Health Ser- 

According to the 
NIH, Capt. Simpson 
was selected for the 
award for his "semi- 
nal contributions in 
understanding the 
role of chromatin 
structure in modulat- 
ing gene expressions." Robert Todd Simpson 

Capt. Simpson has 
been an international leader for more than 20 years in 
research on the structure of chromatin, a protein-DNA 
complex found in the nucleus of cells, and its affect on 
gene regulation. 

Before joining the Penn State faculty earlier this 
year, Capt. Simpson was chief -of the NTH Laboratory 

of Cellular and Developmental Biology at the Nation- 
al Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Dis- 
eases and cochairman of the Department of Biochem- 
istry of the Foundation for Advanced Education in the 

His research, published in more than 95 papers, 
has established numerous precedents in the discov- 
ery of important structure /function relationships in 
chromatin proteins. 

During the last several years, Capt. Simpson's lab- 
oratory has used yeast genetics to further explore 
chromatin function, resulting in what some call "the 
first and best evidence of the role of nucleosome-posi- 
tioning in the regulation of gene transcription and 
DNA replication in vivo." 

Capt. Simpson received his B.A. with high honors 
as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College 
in 1959. 

He was an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Har- 
vard Medical School, where he received an M.D. 
degree (cum laude) in 1963. He earned a Ph.D. in bio- 
logical chemistry at Harvard University in 1969, and 
then joined the U.S. Public Health Service. 

He was an active researcher and administrator at 
the NTH from 1969 until he came to Penn State. 

Associate professor receives Hinkle Society research award 

Rakesh Kumar, associate professor of 
medicine and cellular and molecular 
physiology in the College of Medicine, 
has been named recipient of the Hinkle 
Society's Outstanding Investigator 
Award for 1995. 

The focus of Dr. Kumar's research is 
to understand the regulation of cellular 
proliferation of human tumor cells by 
cytokines, such as interferons and 
growth factors, by delineating the pos- 
sible mechanistic roles of regulatory 
negative and positive cellular genes and 
their protein products, and to study sig- 
nal transduction pathways. 

He has studied the mechanism of 
action of interferons, a group of small 
cellular-derived polypeptides that have 
distinct antigrowth and antiviral activi- 
ties, for more than a decade. 

Dr. Kumar earned his Ph.D. in bio- 
chemistry from All India Institute of 
Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and 
his M.S. in chemistry from Rohilkhand 
University, India. He was an associate 
researcher in the program in molecular 
biology and then a faculty member at 
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Cen- 

He joined the College of Medicine in 
1992, and is a member of the graduate 
program in cellular and molecular phys- 
iology and the NTH training program in 
endocrinology, diabetes and metabo- 

Dr. Kumar was awarded lifetime 
membership to Anticancer Research, an 
international cancer journal at All India 
Institute of Medical Sciences, India, and 
while at Hershey, was awarded an 
American Institute for Cancer Research 
grant and the ASIOA 1995 Sudhir 
Gupta Young Scientist Award. 

i member of the American 
Association for Cancer Research, Amer- 
ican Association for the Advancement 
of Science, American Society of Virolo- 
gy, International Cytokine Society, 
American Society for Biochemistry and 
Molecular Biology and New York Acad- 
emy of Sciences. 

The Hinkle Society is an organiza- 
tion of full professors in the College of 
Medicine and has given the Hinkle 
award for 12 years. The Hinkle Out- 
standing Investigator is chosen by ballot 
vote of the members. 

August 24, 1995 

University Park Calendar 


Friday, August 25 

Geography's Coffee Hour, 4 p.m., 206 Walker 
Bldg. Michael Arthur on "The Ups and 
Downs ol a Telltale Gas: C0 2 Through the 
Geological Ages." 

Saturday, August 26 

Wildlile Arts Festival, 10 a.m. -7 p.m., Shaver's 
Creek Environmental Complex and Raptor 
Center. For more information, call 863-2000. 

Sunday, August 27 

School ol Music, 8 p.m., Recilal Hall. Mark L. 
Lusk, trombone. 

Monday, August 28 

Leonhard Center/College ol Engineering, 6:30 
p.m.. 112 Walker Bldg. Mark Bryan on The 
Artist's Way and the Artist's Way for Busi- 

Tuesday, August 29 

The Learning Factory and Engineering Shop 
Services Open House. 1-5 p.m. Located on 
Railroad Ave., near the new Applied 
Research Bldg. 

Friday, September 1 

■ Geography's Colfee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Bldg. John Western on "Soft Data. 
Hard Work: Barbadian Londoners 

Encounter an English-American Ethnogra- 


Friday, August 26 

Carbon Research Center/Fuel Science, 9 a.m., 

C213 CoaJ Utilization Laboratory. E.A. 

Heintz on The Graphitjzation Process." 
Tuesday, August 29 
Chemistry, 4 p.m., 8 Mueller Lab. Andrew 

Ewing on "Neurotransmitter Exocytosis: Is il 

Quantal? Is It Restricted to the Synapse? 

Can it be Pharmacologically Manipulated?" 
Wednesday, August 30 
Gerontology Center, noon, 110 Henderson 

Bldg. Living Cenler. Steve Zarit. Elia Kwee. 

Shannon Jarrott, Anne Edwards, Kristen 

Robinson, Diane Spokus, Julie Grant and 

Sandra Simmons on "Aging in a Welfare 

Thursday, August 31 
Center for Gravilational Physics and Geometry, 

1 1 :30 a.m., 339 Davey Lab. Clifford Will on 

"PPN Versus Computer Calculations for 

Inspiraling Binaries." 


Public Radio 

"Morning Edition," Mon.-Fri.. 6-9 a.m. 
-Performance Today." Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. 
"All Things Considered," Mon.-Fri., 5-7 p.m.; 

Sat -Sun, 5-6 p.m. 
■Weekend Edition," Sat. & Sun., 8-10 a.m. 
"Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Mon.-Fri., 4-5 p.m. 
"Odyssey Through Literature with S. Leonard 

Rubenstein," Weds., 7 p.m. . 
"Car Talk," Fri.. 7 p.m. and Sun.. 6 p.m. 
"Living On Earth," Mon., 7 p.m. 
"Piano Jazz with Marion McPartland." Mon., 8 

Thistle & Shamrock," Sun., 4 p.m. 


Palmer Museum: 

"Psalms," non-objective paintings by West 
Coast painter John McDonough. through 
Oct. 1 

"Photographs from the Permanent Collection," 
20 photographs trom the Palmer Art Collec- 
tion, through Jan. 14, 1996. 

■ Reflects an international perspective 

August 24 — September 3 

Research funds announced for five faculty 

Five faculty members, four from the College of Arts and 
Architecture, have been awarded funds from the Penn 
State Fund for Research to provide additional resources 
to help them continue their scholarly activities. Recipi- 
ents for the 1995-96 academic year include: 

— Daniel D. Fritton, professor of soil physics, Col- 
lege of Agricultural Sciences, for his work in "Mechanics 
and Properties of Soil Materials; 

— Julie Heffeman, assistant professor of art. College 
of Arts and Architecture, to continue her work on a series 
of paintings; 

— Gerald Lang, professor of art. College of Arts and 
Architecture, for his work in "Images Created with Pho- 
tography and the High-Resolution Computer;" 

— Leslie Leupp, professor of art, College of Arts and 
Architecture, for work in "Jewelry Arts Institute: 
Ancient /Classical Studies Research;" and 

—Sally McCorkle, assistant professor of art, College 
of Arts and Architecture, for her continued work in 
"Objects as a Place for Dialogue: The Influence of Tech- 
nology on our Experiences of Exchange and Objects." 

The fund, created in spring of 1992 by President Joab 
Thomas, is a source of additional support for the research 
activities of tenure-track faculty who have greater teach- 
ing responsibilities. The awards, determined competi- 
tively from eligible applicants, cover critical items in a 
project expense budget not otherwise covered from other 
;s, and typically do not exceed $1,500. 


that there are 2,882 of them on the University Park Cam- 
pus. They are required by law for all public buildings 
and they're on 24 hours a day. 

Exit signs are normally lit with two, 20-watt incan- 
descent lamps, which doesn't sound like much until 
you consider the large number of them and the fact that 
they are on all the time. When you add it all up those 
little lights consume about 455,000 kilowatt-hours 
(kWh) per year. Real energy suckers! 

The Penn State Campus Energy Committee, a Uni- 
versity-wide group chaired by Douglas Donovan and 
George Schimmel from the Office of Physical Plant, has 
just come to the rescue. Last semester the committee 
replaced all of the 2,882 exit signs on campus with new 
lighting technology called "light emitting diodes" 
The humble exit sign, ii quietly glows at the end of (LEDs). The LED arrays look something like a pencil 
every hallway, in every building, everywhere, all the with little Christmas lights attached to it, and they only 
time. A modern beacon showing the way —so popular use two watts of electricity instead of 20. 

They will reduce our exit sign power con- 
sumption from 455,000 kWh a year to just 
45,000 kWh a year. 

The old incandescent lamps burnt out 
about twice a year and required many 
hours of janitorial time to replace. The 
new LEDs are expected to last for 25 years 
before they bum out, so we don't need to 
replace them until the year 2020 and 
beyond. The entire project cost $68,000, 
but will save the University $70,000 a year 
when you factor in the yearly labor and 
energy savings. The payback time will be 
less than one year and our janitorial staff 
will have more time to attend to other 
important duties 

The actual LED installation was 
accomplished by the University's janitori- 
al staff who received special training for 
the project. 

The next time you think you see the 
light at the end of the runnel, take a clos- 
er look; it's probably one of our super 
energy efficient exit signs. 

Jeff McCloskey a 

Energy savers 

Office ot Physical Plant janitorial staff i 
Zeleznick installing LED exit sign kits. 

Photo: Courtesy of the Office of Physical Plant 

Undergraduate lab to hold Aug. 29 open house 

The Learning Factory, a hands-on instructional laborato- 
ry at University Park for undergraduate students in all 
engineering disciplines, will have an open house on Aug. 
29 from 1 to 5 p.m. 

The modern facilities for design, prototyping, 
machining, assembly, test and production of real engi- 
neering hardware now available for students interested 
in design and manufacturing will be on display during 
the open house. Examples of projects tackled by the prod- 
uct dissection class, injection molding equipment and a 
Society of Automotive Engineering student designed for- 
mula car also will be on display. 

The. Engineering Shop Services Building also will be 
open displaying state-of-the-art machining, facilities for 
prototyping and testing. Included will be welding, grind- 
ing, woodworking, milling, turning and machining 
equipment as well as computer aided applications in 
design and manufacturing. 

The Learning Factory and Engineering Shop Services 
are located on Railroad Avenue, near the new Applied 
Research Building and behind Halowell Building and the 
bus station. 

August 24, 199S 


GIS data symposium to be 
held Oct. 2 at Scanticon 

Continuous learning is topic of 
Sept. 13 talk at Nittany Lion Inn 

Manuel London, of the State University of New 
York at Stony Brook, is the 1995 Lydia S. and 
Samuel S. Dubin Lecturer sponsored by Continu- 
ing and Distance Education. He will speak at 4 
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Penn State Room 
of the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park 

As the 1995 Dubin Lecturer, Dr. London, pro- 
fessor and director of the Center for Human 
Resource Management in SUNY's Harriman 
School of Management and Policy, will discuss 
organizational change, the creation of new jobs 
and the enhancement of career opportunities. His 
speech, titled "Redeployment and Continuous 
Learning: Hard Lessons and Positive Examples 
from the Downsizing Era," is based on his years 
of work in human resources and extensive Manue | London 
research in employee development, career pro- 
grams, human resources forecasting and planning, 
performance appraisal and change management. 

The lecture is free to the public. For more information, contact Donna S. 
Queeney at (814) 863-7752. 

Creativity consultant to speak Aug. 28 

A new age creativity consultant to Wall Street and 
Hollywood will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 
28, in 112 Walker Building on the University Park 

Mark Bryan, co-founder of the Artisf s Way 
seminars and workshops, will speak on 'The 
Artisf s Way and the Artisfs way for Business." 
The lecture/ seminar is sponsored by the Leonhard 
Center and the College of Engineering. 

While on campus, Mr. Bryan also will work 
with a senior mechanical engineering design class 
on robotics taught by Katherine Lilly, 
professor of mechanical engineering. 

The Artisfs Way is a method to inc: 
ativity and creative productivity for people in all 
fields, developed by Mr. Bryan and Julia Cameron, 
co-authors of a best-selling book on the topic. 

The event is open to the public. For more infor- 
mation, contact Ms. Lilly at 863-7273 or Barbara Bogue 

Mark Bryan 

"Digital Spatial Data Infrastructure: 
Balancing Public Access and Economic 
Realities," a one-day symposium on 
issues relating to the access of Geo- 
graphic Information System (GIS) data, 
will be held at The Penn State Scanti- 
con on Oct. 2. 

As local governments expand the 
development of GIS data and spend 
millions of dollars to create databases 
that will contain detailed information 
about culture, infrastructure and other 
resources, debate has arisen over 
whether this information will be acces- 
sible free of charge under open-record 
laws or will be available through fees 

Ten-part business 
continues at Penn 

"The Seven Ps of Profitable Privatiza- 
tion in Latin America," scheduled from 
noon-1 p.m. Sept. 6, is the topic of the 
seventh business lecture in this year's 
10-part Downtown Harrisburg Lecture 
Series, "Current Issues in Business." 

Sponsored by the School of Busi- 
ness Administration, the lecture will 
feature Harvey Arbelaez, assistant pro- 
fessor of international finance at Penn 
State Harrisburg. Dr. Arbelaez, who 
has served as vice president of research 
and publications of the Business Asso- 
ciation of Latin American Studies, 
director of the Research Center at Eafit 
University in Columbia, and as co-edi- 
tor of Latin American in the 21st Century: 
The Next Ten Years, will discuss the 
structure of the private-public choice 
debate in Latin America. 

only. The symposium will bring 
together leaders from business, gov- 
ernment, libraries and academia to dis- 
cuss issues and policies relating to the 
access of GIS data. 

For additional information about 
the symposium, contact Todd Bacas- 
low or Melissa Lamont, University 
Libraries, at (814) 865-0141 or (814) 865- 
0139. To register for the conference, 
contact Chuck Herd, conference plan- 
ner, Edwards Building, University 
Park, Pa. 16801-2765; telephone: (814) 
863-1738; fax: (814) 865-3749. 

Registration forms should be 
received by Sept. 22. 

lecture series 
State Harrisburg 

The remaining lectures in the series 

■ Oct. 10: "Valuing Diversity: 
Application and Implications," pre- 
sented by Stephen Schappe, assistant 
professor of marketing, Penn State Har- 

■ Nov. 8: "Cutting Edge Tax Cut 
Issues," presented by Jean Harris, 
assistant professor of accounting, Penn 
State Harrisburg; and 

■ Dec. 5: "Global Information Tech- 
nology: Opportunity and Trends," pre- 
sented by Mehdi Khosrowpour, asso- 
ciate professor of information systems, 
Penn State Harrisburg. 

To register for any of these lectures, 
call (717) 772-3590. 

Downtown Center hosts Sept. 6 talk 

After a decade of support, state gov- 
ernments are reexamining the strate- 
gies of their technology development 
and manufacturing modernization 
programs. "State Technology and 
Modernization: A National Perspec- 
tive," at noon Sept. 6, at the Penn State 
Harrisburg Downtown Center, will 
review different state strategies and 
assess the current state of program 

The lecture, presented by Irwin 
Feller, director of the Graduate School 
of Public Policy and Administration 
and professor of economics at Univer- 
sity Park, will include a question-and- 

Gerontology Center schedules fall lunchtime colloquia 

A 14-part discussion series will be held 
this fall as part of the Gerontology Cen- 
ter's "Penn State Colloquia." The fol- 
lowing events will be held in Room 101 
Henderson Building East from 12-1:15 
p.m. Wednesdays, unless otherwise 

■ Aug. 30: "Aging in a Welfare 
State," presented by Steve Zarit, Elia 
Kwee, Shannon Jarrott, Anne 
Edwards, Kristen Robinson, Diane 
Spokus, Julie Grant and Sandra Sim- 

■ Sept. 6: "Slowing Aging by Calo- 
rie Restriction," given by Mark A. 
Lane, senior staff Fellow, National 
Institute on Aging in Baltimore. 

■ Sept. 13: "Age-Related Difficul- 
ties in Night Driving: Can Visual 

Deficits be an Advantage?" presented 
by Alfred Owens, professor and chair- 
man of psychology, Whitely Psycholo- 
gy Laboratories, Franklin & Marshall 

■ Sept. 20: "Social Issues/Trans- 
plant Decisions," given by Neil 
McGlauglin, of Delaware Valley 
Transplant, will be held at 5:30 p.m. in 
1 10 Henderson Building Living Center; 

■ Sept. 27: "Mental Health Use 
Among Elderly Chinese," presented by 
Steve Foreman, assistant professor of 
health policy administration at Penn 

■ Oct. 4: "Effects of Aging on Reg- 
ulation of Temperature and Body Flu- 
ids in Hot Environments," given by W. 
Larry Kenney, professor of applied 

physiology in Penn State's Noll Lab. 

■ Oct. 1 1 : Panel on Research Ethics; 

■ Oct. 16-17: "Social Structure and 
Aging: Impact of Work on Older Indi- 
viduals," on Monday, Oct. 16 and Tues- 
day, Oct. 17, at The Penn State Scanti- 

■ Oct. 25: "Aging and Physiological 
Performance in a Model Insect," pre- 
sented by James Marden, assistant pro- 
fessor of biology at Penn State; 

■ Nov. 1: "Borderline Between 
Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Dis- 
ease," given by Martha Storandt, pro- 
fessor of psychology and neurology, 
Department of Psychology at Washing- 
ton University; 

■ Nov. 8: "Risk Assessment: 
Mandatory Physician Reporting of 

Impaired Drivers," given by Dr. Con- 
stance Williams, instructor and staff 
physician at Harvard Medical School; 

■ Nov. 15: Student GSA Presenta- 
tions, in 110 Henderson Building Liv- 
ing Center; 

■ Nov. 29: "Poverty and Aging in 
Rural America," presented by Leif 
Jensen and Diane K. McLaughlin, 
assistant professors of rural sociology at 
Penn State; 

■ Dec. 6 : "Assessing Errors in 
Everyday Tasks Made by Older 
Adults," given by Sherry Willis, pro- 
fessor of human development, Penn 
State; Rebecca AJlen-Burge, NIMH 
postdoctoral Fellow; Melissa Dolan, 
graduate student; and Rosanna 
Betrand, graduate student. 

August 24, 1995 

The Employee Assistance Program 

The perfect pressure reliever 


job is growing more demanding, 
your teenage son is having problems in 
school, your elderly mother's health is 
failing and, to top it off, you can't 
ifford to join the gym to exercise away 
some of your stress. But still, you keep plugging 

It's what Nancy Sassano calls the "Lone 
Ranger Syndrome" — our attempt to solve every- 
thing from the simplest to the most complex prob- 

As coordinator of faculty/staff health promo- 
tion programs, Ms. Sassano knows the difficulty 
people have asking for help. 

"We put a lot of unnecessary pressure on our- 
selves because we let our problems build up. We 
believe we can handle it all, when the truth is, life 
is extremely complex and we could all use some 
help in dealing with the problems that face us." 

As one answer to easing an employee's stress 
load, about nine months ago the University's 
Office of Human Resources entered into a contract 
with Personal Performance Consultants, Inc. 
(PPC), a firm that manages employee assistance 
programs (EAPs) for organizations nationwide. 
That partnership, effective Nov. 1, 1994, 
makes EAP services available to facul 
ry and staff at all University locations 
Before last November, Penn State 
tested the concept by offering 
a pilot EAP at The Hershey Medical 
Center beginning in April 1992. Hershey' 
EAP is operated through a dif- 
ferent local firm, Mazzetti and 
Sullivan EAP Services, Inc. 

The EAP — a free, confiden- 
tial and voluntary service — is "^ 
available to all benefits-eligible employees 
and their household members, to help resolve 
problems or find appropriate assistance through 
an EAP referral. 

Since the program's November debut, PPC 
reports that 5 percent of the employee popula- 
tion at the University has received counseling 
help from its network of EAP professionals, 
which includes licensed psychologists and 
licensed social workers. More than 12 percent of 
the meployee population has had some form of 
contact with the EAP through direct counseling 
telephone information, training or on-site crisis 
counseling. At The Hershey Medical Center, 
the overall EAP usage rate is around 12 percent 

Typically, EAPs have a 3 percent to 5 percent rate of 
use in an organization. 

"We're pleased with the utilization, but we know 
that more people could benefit from this service," 
Billie Willits, assistant vice president for human 
resources, said. "In today's world, EAPs are evi- 
dence that employers are starting to recognize the 
need to provide programs to help people address a 
whole range of wellness concerns, and thereby func- 
tion more efficiently." 

Information on the exact number of people 
affected by personal problems is difficult to ascertain 
since many people who seek medical treatment 
either do not report or do not attribute their physical 
symptoms to emotional turmoil in their lives. 

The latest national figures available (1992) from 
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that more 
than 2.3 million work-related incidents involving lost 
work time were reported that year. Of that number, 

approximately 17,000 could be tied to emotion- 
al/mental disorders, stress or anxiety. 
e the number of 
b types of incidents is being 

;tly undercounted," Elise Biddle, spokesperson 
for the bureau, said. "We only track the number 
of work-related problems reported because of lost 
work days. What we suspect is actually happen- 
ing is that many more people who may be suffer- 
ing from stress or anxiety simply keep coming 
back to work." 

The key to stopping a problem before it esca- 
lates into something that results in lost work time 
or the need to seek medical assistance, Ms. Sas- 
sano said, is early intervention. 

Employees or their household members can 
call the EAP, where clinical staff is available to do 
a brief telephone intake interview to find out the 
general nature of the situation and their geograph- 
ic location. The individual is then given a second 
telephone number to set up an appointment with 
an EAP affiliate in their local area. 

"Use of the program is completely voluntary," 
Ms. Sassano said. 'There are no circumstances 
under which an employee can be required to use 
the EAP and it is always the responsibility of the 
individual to make and keep his or her own 

Penn State absorbs the cost of up to three EAP 
visits per problem. If a referral is made for 
further treatment, reimbursement is 
/ subject to the limitations and 
restrictions of the individual's 
health care plan. 

"This program is designed to 
deal with problems that require 
short-term solutions or to help a 
person recognize the need for more 
long-term help and find an appropriate 
^^^ resource," Ms. Sassano said. "If 
addressed early, 50 percent of the cases that come 
to the EAP can be resolved in three visits or fewer. 
"We consider this program to be another com- 
ponent of employee well-being. Good health 
involves more than exercising, eating fiber and 
having your cholesterol checked. We need to take 
if other aspects of ourselves as well." 

iformation about the EAP, contact 
the Office of Human Resources, Faculty/Staff 
Health Promotion Division at (814) 865-3085 or E- 
mail NERl@psuadmin. For EAP services, call 
(800) 858-2PSU. Employees at The Hershey 
Medical Center should call (800) 543-5080. 

Faculty/Staff Alerts 

New medical excuse policy 

University Health Services has created a new policy 
aimed at eliminating confusion surrounding the 
medical excuse procedure for class absence and 
missed exams. 

Beginning this fall, a "Verification of Significant 
Injury/Illness" form will be available to students 
who request it. Verification will be provided under 
the following circumstances; 

1. treatment was rendered by a University Health 
Services clinician/nurse 

2. verification is medically justified. 

If faculty members would like further informa- 

tion, they can make a request in writing to the direc- 
tor of University Health Services. However, to pro- 
tect patient confidentiality, students will have to 
complete an "Authorization for Disclosure of Health 
Care" information form before any additional infor- 
mation will be disclosed to a faculty member. 

This new procedure is the outcome of a special 
CQI team consisting of UHS staff, students and fac- 
ulty. Any questions about the new procedure 
should be directed to Doris Guanowsky at (814) 

Health Matters 

Last year it was a new look, this year if s a new name 
for the faculty /staff health promotion program. In 
late August, look for the Health Matters (formerly 
Healthy Happenings) brochure in your mailbox. 
The brochure is your guide to presentations and 
programs sponsored by the Office of Human 
Resources. Additional copies of the Health Matters 
brochure may be obtained by contacting the F/S 
Health Promotion Office at (814)865-3085 or by E- 
mail at ]QH3@psuadmin. 

Focus On 


Intercom -i 4 
August 24, 1995 ■ ■ 

McNair Scholar aids 
pediatric heart assist pump project 

Ronton Williams is 
counting on affairs 
of the heart — the 
Penn State artificial heart 
program, that is — to help 
him resolve some impor- 
tant life questions. 

A senior mathematics 
major, Mr. Williams is 
among the first group of 
students from Virginia 
State University to partici- 
pate in Penn State's McNair 
Scholars Program. As part 
of that program he is par- 
ticipating in a study of the 
fluid flow dynamics of a 
Penn State pediatric heart 
assist pump. 

The Ronald E. McNair 
Post Baccalaureate 
Achievement Program, 
funded by the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Education, helps to 
prepare talented college 
undergraduates who are 
first- generation and low- 
income students, or who 
are from groups underrep- 
resented in doctoral studies 
in their fields, to enroll in 
graduate programs. 

Mr. Williams, who is 
the first person in his fami- 
ly to go to college, is sure 
he wants to go to graduate 
school but he's not ready to 
decide on the area of study. 

"I'm interested in so 
many different areas," he 
said. "If s hard for me to 
narrow it down." 

He says he is not partic- 
ularly interested in biology 
but he has been interested 
in mathematics as long as 
he can remember. 

An honors student at 
Virginia State, he partici- 
pated in a radiation shield- 
ing study at Virginia Com- 
monwealth University over 
the last two summers. 

Joining a group of Penn 
State engineers working on 
improving a heart assist 
pump sounds like a major 
switch but Mr. Williams 
sees a big commonality. 

"I enjoy mathematics," 
he said. "In this project I 
get to apply mathematics 
through fluid dynamics. 
The project is building up 
my interest in taking a 
course in fluid dynamics 
when I get back to school 
in the fall." 

Mr. Williams and his 
colleagues are using a laser 

Ronton Williams is among the first group of students from Virginia State University to par- 
ticipate in Penn State's McNair Scholars Program, and the Penn State pediatric heart assist 
pump, the subject of his summer research effort. 

Photos: Greg Griixo 

duce regions of poor wash- 
ing of the artificial heart's 
surfaces which could lead 
to increased clotting." 

"The results of the 
study will also be impor- 
tant in the upcoming 
design of a mid-size pump 
more suitable for women." 

The little pump, about 
the size of a golf ball, is 
encased in a block of trans- 
parent plastic to allow the 
LDA's laser beams to shine 
right through it. The group 
is the only one in the world 
to look at the internal oper- 
ation of a heart assist pump 

Michael Radis, assis- 
tant director and academic 
coordinator of the McNair 
program, said, five stu- 
dents from Virginia State 
are participating in the pro- 
gram this summer as a first 
step toward developing a 
multifaceted linkage 
between the 

The Penn State pediatric heart assist pump is encased in a 
block of transparent plastic that allows laser beams to shine 
through it so researchers can view its internal operation. 

apparatus, called a Laser 
Doppler Anemometer 
(LDA), modified by engi- 
neers at Penn State's 
Applied Research Labora- 
tory to look at the flow 
characteristics of the pedi- 
atric heart assist pump, 
which was developed at 
The Hershey Medical Cen- 

Steven Deutsch, an 
ARL senior scientist and 
Mr. Williams' mentor on 
the project, says the fact 

pump could change its 
flow characteristics. 

"In the adult pump," he 
said, "our group looks for 
flow areas where turbu- 
lence causes high stress or 
stagnation encourages clot- 

"In the pediatric pump, 
however, the flow may 
prove to be laminar or 
streamlined and non-turbu- 
lent. Such a flow could pro- 

Penn State's program, 
which is under the direc- 
tion of Howard E. Wray 
III, is one of more than 70 
nationwide established by 
the Department of Educa- 
tion in memory of Chal- 
lenger astronaut-physicist 
Ronald E. McNair. 

— Barbara Hale 





University researchers say com- 
post made from discarded mush- 
room growing medium may be an 
inexpensive, environmentally friend- 
ly way to clean up pesticide-contami- 
nated soils. 

They add that using the compost 
for soil bioremediation also could 
contribute to reducing a major solid problem. About 35 
million cubic meters of discarded 
medium is produced in the U.S, each 
year. Pennsylvania, which produces 
40 percent of U.S. mushrooms, is a 
major source of the material. 

Raymond W. Regan, associate 
professor of civil engineering and 
director of the Office of Hazardous 
and Toxic Waste Management, and 
his former student H.L. Chen first 
discovered that mushroom compost 
could degrade pesticides in 1991. 

The research shows that mushroom 
compost can degrade certain pesticides 
in two days versus the two weeks it 
would normally take when exposed to 
typical soil microorganisms. 

Penn State researchers ,\w currently 
testing the ability ol special adapted 
mushroom compost to detoxify addi- 
tional pesticides. 

Software eases antenna 

Anew computer-aided antenna 
design and analysis package, 
based on a University engineer's core 
technology, promises to replace trial- 
and-error methods with quick, easy, 
economical point-and-click precision. 

The package, called NEC-WIN, 
can be run at expert, intermediate or 
novice skill levels and is flexible 
enough to be used to optimize an 
amateur radio antenna or to model 
advanced applications for a profes- 
sional designer. 

Packaged and marketed by 
Paragon Technology Inc. of State Col- 
lege, NEC-WIN is based on modeling 
techniques developed by James K. 
Breakall, associate professor of elec- 
trical engineering. 

Dr. Breakall says the core of the 
new modeling package is the Numer- 
ical Electromagnetic Code (NEC 
Code), the world standard for anten- 
na design. Building an antenna model 
and displaying the results of NEC 
calculations on the computer has 
been notoriously user unfriendly. He 
notes that previously NEC has been 
used only to analyze antennas after 
they have been designed using trial, 
error and intuition. 

1q Intercom 
' August 24, 1995 

Sharing CQI Experiences 

In June, William Asbury, vice pres- 
ident for student affairs, traveled to 
Houghton, Michigan to present 
information about Penn State's CQI 
initiatives to more than 100 Michi- 
gan Technological University facul- 
ty members and administrators. 
Michigan Tech is initiating a CQI 
partnership with General Motors, 
similar to the DuPont/Penn State 
TQF Partnership that was begun in 

Penn State has been actively 
involved in the Total Quality 
Forum since its inception. In May, 
Ford Motor Company and the TQF 
invited Louise Sandmeyer, execu- 
tive director of the CQI Center, to 
Michigan State University to pre- 
sent a workshop on Penn State's 
academic and administrative CQI 
initiatives. Ms. Sandmeyer is cur- 
rently on the Planning Committee 
for Total Quality Forum VII, which 
will be held in Pittsburgh in March 
1996. In February, John Brighton, 
executive vice president and 
provost, introduced total quality 
concepts to Purdue University fac- 
ulty and administrators at their 
"Excellence 21 Retreat." 

Progress report 

A key lesson learned in Penn 
State's grant partnering with IBM is 
the importance of quantifying and 
measuring progress and results. 
This summer IBM received an 
update on the progress made in 10 
target areas. The CQI Center pro- 
vided the following data: 
From 1992 to present: 
Number of CQI teams 116 
Facilitators trained 84 

Number trained In 
CQI courses 
CQI teams trained 
Processes Improved 
by teams 


Teams In Quality 

Expo '95 30 

Attendance at Quality 

Expo '95 500 

Policies and practices 

Improved ('93-present) 60 

Savings reported by 

19 CQI teams $652,974 

// you would like more information 
about CQI, please contact Louise Sand- 
meyer. executive director, or Carol 
Everett, assistant director of the CQI 
Center, 814-863-8721. 

Plentiful crop 

Hob Berghage. assistant professor of horticulture and coordinator ot Penn Stale's Trial Gardens on the University Park Campus, takes i 
■■ -■ ol the test plantings. Although more waterings are required, the recent hot spell has been 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

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August 31, 1995 

Volume 25, Number 3 

Class of '37 grad 
pledges $1 million 

University alumna Naomi Fischer of State Col- 
lege has committed SI million for a variety of pro- 
grams that will provide financial aid to students 
and fund library acquisitions. Mrs. Fischer's late 
husband, Floyd, retired in 1979 as vice president 
emeritus of continuing education at Penn State 
after nearly 40 years' service in that field. 

She designated her gift for the following 

■ $250,000 to endow the Floyd Fischer Schol- 
arship in the College of Education. The awards ' 
will give preference to students age 25 or older 
whose life experience is atypical of traditional 
college-age students; 

■ $250,000 to endow the Naomi Fischer Grad- 
uate Fellowship in the College of the Liberal Arts. 
Full-time graduate students in any of the col- 
lege's academic fields will be eligible for these 

■ $250,000 to endow the Floyd and Naomi 
Fischer Athletic Scholarship. Students participat- 
ing in any varsity sport will be eligible for this 
award. As an undergraduate, Mr. Fischer played 
on the varsity lacrosse team; 

■ $200,000 to create the Floyd and Naomi Fis- 
cher Libraries Endowment for the acquisition of 
books and other materials for the University 

■ The remaining $50,000 will be equally 
divided between two existing endowments the 
Fischers created several years ago: an under- 
graduate scholarship in the College of the Liber- 
al Arts and a graduate fellowship in adult educa- 
tion in the College of Education. 

"I share my husband's deep affection for the 
University," Mrs. Fischer, a graduate of the class 
of 1937, said. "Floyd and I first met while we 
were students. Penn State has been a big part of 
our family for four generations, starting with my 
father, who graduated in 1914. We felt we had an 
obligation to give something back, so that others 
could benefit." 

In 1993, the Board of Trustees named Fischer 
Road, which passes the Keller Conference Cen- 
ter, in recognition of Floyd Fischer's leadership 

See "One million" on page 3 

President Graham Spanier listens intently at the recent University Encampmenl held at Stone Valley. 

State of the University Address 

President to speak to University Sept. 15 

When President Graham Spanier lakes the Eisenhower Auditorium stage Sept. 1 5 to give his inaugural 
State of the University Address, people across the Commonwealth will be able to hear what Penn 
State's 16th president has to say about his priorities for the state's land-grant institution. 
As part of his pledge for an open administration and his desire to reach out to Pennsylvanians, Dr. Spanier 
will be seen and heard live at all campus locations and many agricultural extension offices via satellite. WPSU- 
FM is also planning to carry the 3 p.m. speech live to a listening audieni e covering more than a dozen coun- 
ties, and WPSX-TV will air the address live on I-rv as part of PCN, the statewide cable network. Viewers should 
check their local television listings for stations that are part of PCN. 

Making his second appearance with Dr. Spanier in less than a month will be Gov. Tom Ridge, who will 
speak before the president's address. Gov. Ridge was recently at Penn State for its annual Ag Progress Days, 
a three-day event held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs. Dr. Spanier will 
be formally introduced by William Schreyer, chair of the Board of Trustees. The entire board will attend the 
address, which follows the board's regularly scheduled September meeting. 

Faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders, students and friends of the University are encouraged to attend 

See "Address" on page 3 

"Sleeping Beauties" 

Making Its East Coast 
debut at the Palme. 
Museum of Art Is an 
extensive collection of 
African headrests, 
which celebrate the 
richness of African art. 
See the story on page 7. 

The book survives 

Despite the proliferation 
of computers, the book 
endures. See the 
research story on page 


Unity Days 2 

Lectures 4. 5 

Arts 6 


Appointments 9 


August 31, 1995 

Several LIAS courses offered 

Universit y 

The University Libraries is offering the fol- 
lowing seminars during September to help 
library users leam more about the growing 
number of databases accessible through 
the Library Information Access System 
(LIAS) and on CD-ROM. LIAS searching 
techniques that enable users to maximize 
flKrnriPQ tne ' r searcmn S power will also be present- 
To register or learn more about the seminars, contact 
Joyce Combs at (814) 863-0325 or by E-mail a Seating is limited so register early. 

■ Perm State Libraries Catalog in LIAS 

Offers an overview of the University Libraries catalog, 
"The Cat," in LIAS and hands-on practice in applying LIAS 
searching techniques. 

Sept 5— noon-2 p.m.; Sept. 7—3-5 p.m.; Sept. 11—1-3 
p.m.; Sept. 15—2-4 p.m.; Sept 21—5-7 p.m.; Sept. 25—9-11 
a.m.; and Sept. 27 — 1-3 p.m. 

All sessions take place in Tower Room 402, Central Pat- 
tee Library. 

■ Accessing LIAS From Your Home or Office 

Accessing LIAS remotely using the Internet or a modem 
(dial-access). LIAS services and databases that are avail- 
able to remote users will also be presented. 

Section 1: Accessing with a Modem (Dial Access), Sept. 
14— 1:30-3 p.m. 

Section 2: Accessing via the- Internet, Sept. 21 — 1:30-3 
Tower Room 401, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Agricola 

Provides hands-on practice in accessing and searching 
the Agricola electronic database. Sept. 12 — 1-3 p.m., Tower 
Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Art on the World Wide Web 

Provides hands-on practice in exploring the World 
Wide Web. A variety of museums and projects will be vis- 
ited to view art images. Sept. 26 — 10 a.m.-noon, Tower 
Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Business 

Covers three primary electronic resources: Dow Jones 
News/Retrieval Service, ABI/INFORM, and Disclosure. 
Sept. 11—6-7 p.m.; and Sept 19—8-9 a.m.. Reference Lec- 
ture Room, East Pattee Library. 

■ Chemical Abstracts 

Teaches techniques for searching CASearch, the online 
database equivalent of Chemical Abstracts, for chemical lit- 
erature. Sept. 21 — 10-11:30 a.m., Reference Lecture Room, 
East Pattee Library. 

■ Citation Indexes 

Teaches techniques for searching Science Citation Index, 
Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities 
Citation Index. Sept. 11 — 10-11:30 a.m., Reference Lecture 
Room, East Pattee Library. 

■ Data Management 

Basic instruction in using Library Master software for IBM 
PCs and compatibles to create bibliographic databases. 
Sept. 26—1 -3 p.m., Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Education 

Features an overview of databases available for research in 
education. Sept 18—10 a.m.-noon, Tower Room 402, Cen- 
tral Pattee Library. 

■ Electronic Publishing 

Explore the nature of electronic publishing with examples 
visited on the World Wide Web. Issues such as markup lan- 
guages, multimedia, hypertext and copyright and electron- 
ic rights will be discussed. Sept. 11—9-1 1 a.m.. Tower Room 
402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Engineering 

Features practice in accessing and searching databases and 

i available for research in engineering. Sept. 28 — 
1-3 p.m., Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Interlibrary Loan 

Features practice in searching electronic resources for items 
not owned by Penn State. Sept. 11 — 11 a.m.-l p.m.; and 
Sept. 12—3-5 p.m., Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ International Sources on the Internet 

General introduction to Internet resources from the grow- 
ing number of international intergovernmental organiza- 
tions using the Internet to distribute information. Sept. 7 — 
8:30-10:30 a.m.. Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Introduction to ArcView2 

Introduction to the capabilities of ESRI's ArcView 2 soft- 
ware. Sept. 19—11:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m., 123 Walker Building. 

■ Introduction to Digital Elevation Models 
Introduces participants to the USGS Digital Elevation 
Model and offers some potential data applications. Sept. 
11 — 4-6 p.m., Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Legislative Research 

Covers how to track Congressional legislation, determine 
status and locate texts of bills and laws. Other Congres- 
sional publications, including reports, hearings and the 
Congn 'ssional Record will be discussed. Sept. 22 — 11:30 a.m.- 
1:30 p.m., Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Literature 

Features hands-on practice in accessing and searching data- 
bases and resources available for research in English, com- 
parative literature, film and theatre. Sept. 5 — 9-11 a.m., 
Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Medianet 

Features hands-on practice in accessing and searching the 
Medianet database for films and videos managed by 
Audio-Visual Services. Sept. 22 — 2-3 p.m., Tower Room 
402, Central Pattee Library. 


Provides the fundamentals of searching the MEDLINE 
database through LIAS. MEDLINE indexes more than 3,600 
journals in the fields of health, biomedicine, clinical medi- 
cine, nursing, veterinary science and dentistry. Sept 21 — 9- 
11 a.m., Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Molecular Biology 

Provides hands-on practice in accessing and searching elec- 
tronic resources in molecular biology, cell biology and bio- 
chemistry. Sept. 27—9-11 a.m., Tower Room 402, Central 
Pattee Library. 


Teaches the basics in using Mead Data's NEXIS databases 
available online in the General Reference and Documents 
sections of Pattee Library. Participants will learn how to 
effectively negotiate the NEXIS library and file structure 
and search a full-text database. Sept. 28 — 10 a.m.-noon, 
Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Patent Searching on LEX1S/NEX1S 

Provides hands-on training in accessing and searching the 
PATENTS electronic library in the LEXIS/NEXIS system 
accessible in the documents section of Pattee Library. Sept. 
6 — 10 a.m.-noon, Tower Room 402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Psychology 

Provides the fundamentals of searching the PsycINFO data- 
base through LIAS. Sept 29— noon-l:30 p.m., Tower Room 
402, Central Pattee Library. 

■ Public Policy 

Introduction to electronic resources from the federal gov- 
ernment related to the policy-making activities of Congress 
and the Executive Branch. Included are resources for bill 
tracking, locating federal regulations, locating statistical 
information, as well as Gopher and World Wide Web 
resources. Sept. 12—5:30-10 a.m., Tower Room 402, Central 
Pattee Library. 

to launch 
Unity Days 

In a Penn State version of 
"Hands Across America," 
3,000 students, faculty, staff and 
community members will form a 
human chain 2.5 miles around 
the University on Sept. 27 from 
4 to 5 p.m. 

This "PAWS Across Penn 
State" is the kick-off event for the 
first Penn State Unity Days — 
Building Coalitions Through 
Education, Awareness and Cul- 
tural Sensitivity." Students and 
staff from the Commonwealth 
Educational System are invited to 

"This is the beginning of a 
series of unique events that will 
provide the Penn State communi- 
ty a chance to share and discuss 
issues that divide as well as unite 
us," said Elisha Nixon, chairper- 
son of the Unity Days Committee 
and counselor at the Multicultur- 
al Resource Center. "We want to 
include groups and address 
issues that may not have had 
enough attention paid to them or 
have been excluded from agen- 

There will be Unity Days 
activities occurring all over the 
University Park Campus through 
March 1996, including a speaker 
sponsored by Colloquy, work- 
shops, seminars and other activi- 
ties on topics related to diversity 
and coalition building. 

The Unity Days activities are 
sponsored by the Multicultural 
Resource Center, the Equal 
Opportunity Planning Commit- 
tee, the Commission for Racial 
Equity and the Center for Women 

The Unity Days Committee 
encourages anyone with disabili- 
ties to participate in its programs 
and activities. If you anticipate 
needing any type of accommoda- 
tion or have questions about 
physical access provided, please 
contact Mary T. Franks, ADA 
coordinator at (814) 863-0471 
V/TDD, in advance of your visit. 

For more information on the 
PAWS event, contact Michael 
Black at (814) 863-0461 and for 
information on the other activi- 
ties contact Ms. Nixon at (814) 

August 31, 1995 

New president making the rounds 

President Graham Spanier, officially scheduled to take office Sept. 1 , is already following 
ulty and staff. Shown above, Dr. Spanier talks with University cheerleaders at "Be a Part 
come new students. Below, (center) the president talks with Christopher McNaughton, so 
(right) from the College of Education, and his wife, Janice Light, (second from right) 
Also in the picture is Sandra Spanier, the president' 
by. the Spaniers on Aug. 24. The president plans to 

ambitious agenda of meeting students, fac- 
the Start," a pep rally held Aug. 21 to wel- 
new faculty member David McNaughton 
professor of communication disorders, 
of English. The group attended a picnic for new (acuity hosted 
paced schedule in the fall v ' " 

the kick off of a statewide 

Greg Grieco 


continued from page 1 
the address and the reception 
that follows in the HUB Ball- 
room. Anyone on the University 
Park Campus is asked to walk to 
the event rather than drive, 
which would add to the heavier- 
than-normal traffic flow that is 

Visitors to the University for 
the event can park in the avail- 
able space in the Eisenhower 
Parking Deck. Overflow parking 
will be diverted to the Blue A lot 
behind the Agricultural Sciences 
and Industries Building. Restric- 
tions on some access roads on 
campus, such as Pollock Road, 
will still apply. 

Dr. Spanier is expected to 
speak about his values, his vision 
and his hopes for Perm State. He 
will touch on the University's m 
own approach to leadership. 

Anyone who misses the opportunity to 
and hear the address live, or would like to 
the address again, can catch it on I-tv at 6 p.m 
Saturday, Sept. 16 or again on WPSX-TV Chan- 
nel 3 at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. 

Applications for 
scholarship available 

Applications for the Edward L. and 
Dessa B. Keller Memorial Scholarship 
are being accepted until Oct. 8, 

The scholarship was established by 
Edward W. Keller to honor his father 
and mother. One or more scholarships 
ranging from $400 to $2,000 may be 
awarded each year. 

Dr. Edward L. Keller served Penn 
State with distinction as vice president 
for public affairs and director of Con- 
tinuing Education. He believed that 
"just about everybody is a candidate for 
adult education of some kind" — a phi- 
losophy lie incorporated in Continuing 

All University graduate and under- 
graduate students enrolled full time or 
part time in either regular or extended 
degree courses are eligible for the 
scholarship. Additional consideration 
will be given to Continuing and 
Distance Education staff members 
enrolled in adult education doctoral 
programs or those participating in an 
internship at the Washington, D.C. 
office of the National University Con- 
tinuing Education Association. 

Application forms are available 
from Sandra Rothrock, 210 Keller 
Building, University Park, Pa. 16802; 
phone (814) 863-7752. 

One million — 

continued from page 1 

Mr. Fischer also graduated from 
the University in 1937 and joined its 
continuing education faculty four 
years later. He was nationally recog- 
nized for his pioneer work in expand- 
ing the scope of continuing and dis- 
tance education programs and in 
developing innovative curricula that 
helped make the University a leader in 
the field. 

"Floyd and Naomi Fischer have 
been an inspiration to Penn State 
alumni and friends everywhere, but 
especially to our faculty," President 
Graham Spanier said. "They've pro- 
vided support for some of our most 
critical programs, and the-imprint of 
their philanthropy will be visible for 
generations. We're deeply grateful for 
this latest example of Mrs. Fischer's 

In addition to the couple's previ- 
ous philanthropic support, Mr. Fisch- 
er provided volunteer leadership for 
many of Penn State's most important 
fund-raising efforts. In the late 1980s, 
he co-chaired Centre County's major 
gifts component of The Campaign for 
Penn State and also gave valuable 
counsel as a member of the campaign's 
executive committee, and as a member 
of the National Development Council, 
the University's top fund-raising advi- 
sory body, 

The funds the Fischers designated 
to create endowments will be invested 
and a portion of the annual return will 
support the programs they designat- 
ed. The remainder of the return will be 
retained in the principal as protection 
against inflation.- 

August 31, 1995 



Chemical engineering 
sponsors fall series 

The Department of Chemical Engi- 
neering's Fall 1995 Seminar Series 
kicks off on Sept. 12 with the first of 
seven lectures that reflect the diver- 
sity of research areas in which 
chemical engineers are involved 
including biotechnological, bioengi- 
neering and environmental studies, 
as well as the more traditional area 
of transport phenomena. All semi- 
nars are at 10 a.m, in the Paul Robe- 
son Cultural Center Auditorium on 
the University Park Campus. 
Refreshments will be served 15 
minutes before each seminar. This 
fall's schedule includes: 

■ Sept. 12 — "Discovery of 
Technology: How Do 1 Protect My 
Discovery?" by Arthur Humphrey, 
professor of chemical engineering, 
Penn State; 

■ Sept. 26 — "Pulmonary 
Delivery of Proteins and Peptides," 
presented by John Patton, founder 
of VP Technology; 

■ Oct. 3 — "What is so Puz- 
zling about Hydrodynamic Diffu- 
sion?" given by Donald L. Koch, 

associate professor of chemical 
engineering, Cornell University; 

■ Oct. 17 — "Molecular Forces 
and Mechanisms Determining the 
Strength of Receptor-Mediated 
Adhesion," presented by Deborah 
Leckband, assistant professor of 
chemical engineering, University of 
Illinois, Urbana; 

■ Oct 24 — "Toward an 
Understanding of Super Cooled 
and Glassy Polymers," given by 
Pablo Debenedetti, professor of 
chemical engineering, Princeton 

■ Nov. 21 — "Electroporati on- 
Mediated Transdermal Drug Deliv- 
ery," presented by Mark Prausnitz, 
assistant professor, Georgia Insti- 
tute of Technology; and 

■ Dec. 5 — "Lubricated Trans- 
port of Viscous Materials," given by 
Daniel J. Joseph and Russell J. 
Penrose, ..professor of aerospace 
engineering and mechanics, Uni- 
versity of Minnesota. 

Agricultural and biological science 
education focus of seminar series 

A special seminar series aimed at 
bringing together faculty and grad- 
uate students interested in agricul- 
tural and biological science educa- 
tion and teaching in general is 
being sponsored this fall by the 
Plant Pathology Department in the 
College of Agricultural Sciences. 

"Seeds of Change," a five-lec- 
ture series geared toward innova- 
tive teaching and training, began 
Aug. 28 and continues through 
Nov. 27. The remaining seminars 

■ Oct. 16 — "Biology Brought 
to Life: A Case for Local Action and 
Global Thinking," presented by Jo 
Handelsman, Department of 

. Pathology, University of Wiscon- 
sin, Madison; 

■ Oct. 23 — 'The Lecrureless 

Classroom: Innovations in Science 
Teaching," with Larry D. Spence, 
associate professor of political sci- 
ence, Penn State Center for Innova- 
tion in Learning; 

■ Nov. 6 — "The Challenges 
and Opportunities of Extension 
Teaching," given by Gary Moor- 
man, associate professor of plant 
pathology, Penn State; and 

■ Nov. 27 — "Re-evaluating Our 
Education Mission: A Stakeholder's 
Perspective," presented by Al Tur- 
geon, professor of agronomy, Penn 

All seminars are in room 112, 
Buckhout at 3:30 p.m. For more 
information or to receive future 
announcements, contact Hector 
Flores at (814) 865-2955 or by E- 
mail at 

NSF director to speak at 
University Park on Sept. 8 

Changes the science establishment 
must make in light of cuts in govern- 
ment research funding will be among 
the topics that Neal Lane, 
director of the National 
Science Foundation, will 
explore during a public 
address Friday, Sept. 8, at 
The Penn State Scanticon at 
University Park. 

Co-sponsored by the 
Eberly College of Science 
and Continuing and Dis- 
tance Education, the 4 p.m. 
address, titled "From Peas 
to Beans to Greater Chal- 
lenges," will focus on ways 
in which the science estab- 
lishment must confront Neal Lane 
changes and challenges 
from government and other areas. The 
address will follow a reception for Dr. 
Lane at 3 p.m, in the President's Room 
at The Penn State Scanticon. The recep- 
tion and address are open to the public. 

Penn Stat" receives 17.4 percent of 
its funding for sponsored programs, or 
$26 million per year, from the National 
Science Foundation, which is one of the 
major sources of support for education 
and research in science, mathematics 
and engineering. 

Dr. Lane has been director of the 
National Science Foundation since 
1993. Before that he was provost and 
professor of physics at 
Rice University in 
Houston, Texas. 
A widely recognized 
scientist and educator. 
Dr. Lane has written 
more than 90 scientific 
papers and publica- 
tions, including a text- 
book on quantum 
physics. He earned his 
bachelor's, master's 
and doctoral degrees 
from the University of 
In recent testimony 
before the House of 
Representatives Committee on Science, 
Dr. Lane said, "To my mind, the ques- 
tion is not where the dividing lines are 
between science and technology, or 
between basic and applied research, 
but rather, how do we take better 
advantage of the interrelationships in 
order for the nation to reap the full ben- 
efits of its integrated investment in sci- 
ence and technology?" 

International conference set 
for September at Scanticon 

An "International Conference on the 
Science, Technology and Applications 
of Sintering" will be held Sept. 24-27 at 
The Penn State Scanticon at University 

The three-day event will feature 
numerous technical sessions with lec- 
tures and discussions by experts from 
around the world. More than 300 inves- 
tigators and practitioners from the inter- 
national sintering community are 
expected to give 120 oral and nearly 50 
poster presentations. The conference 
will explore new developments in appli- 
cations of sintering processes for the fab- 
rication of powder Aparticulate-based 
materials. New modeling of densifica- 
tion mechanisms will be investigated 
and novel and alternative processes to 
conventional sintering will be explored. 

A keynote presentation, "A Strategy 
for Sintering Studies," will be given by 
Richard Brooks, professor at Oxford 
University and chief executive of the 
Engineering and Physical Sciences 
Research Council, United Kingdom. 

The conference, endorsed by the 
American Ceramic Society, APMI Inter- 
national, the International Institute for 

the Science of Sintering, the Materials 
Research Society and the Metal Powder 
Industries Federation, is being hosted 
by the Particulate Materials Center and 
the P/M Lab at Penn State. The pro- 
gram is co-chaired by Randall M. Ger- 
man, Brush Chair Professor in materials, 
and Gary, L. Messing, professor of 
ceramic science and engineering and 
director of the Particulate Materials 

The Particulate Materials Center, 
recently granted NSF Industry/ Univer- 
sity Cooperative Research Center status, 
emphasizes education, research and 
knowledge transfer activities. The P/M 
Lab concentrates on research in the 
areas of liquid phase sintering and has 
recently flown microgravity experi- 
ments on the space shuttle; powder 
injection molding; and metal powder 
formation and processing. 

For more information about the con- 
ference or to receive the conference pro- 
gram, contact the Particulate Materials 
Center, 147 Research Building West, 
University Park, Pa. 16802 or call (814) 
863-6156, or E-mail your request to 

August 31, 1995 


looks at health 
concerns of 
black women 

In a recent survey, black women 
were found to be more comfort- 
able with their bodies than white 
women. They were less concerned 
with eating disorders and having a 
few extra pounds did not drive 
them to dangerous diets. 

But are they healthy? 

Toni P. Miles, a featured 
speaker at the Health Empower- 
ment and Black Women Confer- 
ence planned for Oct. 14 at The 
Penn State Scanticon, will attempt 
to address this concern. 

Dr. Miles, who has medical 
and doctoral degrees, is a profes- 
sor in the Biobehavioral Health 
Program and directs its Center for 
Special Populations and Health. 

Along with talks on breast can- 
cer, high blood pressure and dia- 
betes — all which hit black women 
disproportionately, according to 
Dr. Miles — the conference will 
also feature body composition 
testing and fitness evaluations. 

"We are all trying to be such 
superwomen that we don't take 
care of ourselves," Dr. Miles said. 
"We must learn to incorporate our 
own healthy living status into our 
everyday lives and that includes 

What keeps black women from 
exercising more? 

"One thing is our hair," Dr. 
Miles said. "Our hair textures 
range from straight to kinky and 
we treat it differently. It would 
not be feasible to wash it every 
day, if sweating in a gym or swim- 
ming in a pool." 

Pamela Ferrell from Cornrows 
& Co. in Washington, D.C., and 
author of Wliere Beauty Touches Me 
will demonstrate hair styles con- 
ducive to exercising and an active 
lifestyle. Ms. Ferrell was one of the 
first supporters of several women 
in the Washington, D.C., area who 
were either fired or told to stop 
wearing braids to work, by 
demonstrating that braids, corn- 
rows and similar styles were 
attractive and clean. 


Don H. Bialostosky, professor of 
English, co-edited and contributed 
to a 320-page book of essays on 
romantic writers and how they drew 
upon rhetorical traditions for their 
works. Published by Indiana Uni- 
versity Press (1995), the book, 
Rlietorical Traditions and British 
Romantic Literature, documents the 
importance of rhetorical traditions in 
shaping the poetry, novels and criti- 
cism of Coleridge, De Quincey, 
Wordsworth, Shelley, Blake, Austen 
and Scott. 

Dr. Bialostosky, who contributed 
the essay 'The Invention /Disposi- 
tion of The Prelude, Book I," is also 
the author of Making Tales; Tiie Poet- 
ics of Wordsworth's Narrative Experi- 
ments and Wordsworth, Dialogics, and 
the Practice of Criticism. 

Marie Secor, associate professor 
of English, contributed a section 

titled "Jeanie Deans and the Nature 
of True Eloquence." 

Kathleen Barry, professor of human 
development in the College of 
Health and Human Development, is 
author of The Prostitution of Sexuality; 
The Global Exploitation of Women 
(New York University Press). 

The book revisits the subject 
matter of Dr. Barry's 1979 book 
Female Sexual Slavenj, which Gloria 
Steinem called "a courageous and 
crusading book that should be read 
everywhere." The earlier book 
exposed an underworld of abuse in 
prostitution; Dr. Barry's new book 
assesses the situation a decade and a 
half later. 

In the new book, Dr. Barry 
exposes the practice of teenage sexu- 
al exploitation, the flourishing Asian 
"sex tour" industry and the multi- 

billion dollar pornography industry 
and its worldwide rule. She makes 
the case exploitation is a 
political condition and the base from 
which discrimination against 
women is conducted. She also 
argues for the need to integrate the 
struggle against sexual exploitation 
in prostitution into broader feminist 

The book concludes with a sam- 
pling of strategies — international, 
regional, local and personal — that 
feminist activists have used success- 
fully since the early 1980s, and high- 
lights new international legal strate- 
gies for human rights that have 
resulted from Dr. Barry's work. 

Dr. Barry also is author of the 
1988 book Susan B. Anthony: A Biog- 
raphy of a Singular Feminist. 



Pamela K. Adams, staff assistant VIII 
in College of Engineering. 
Emily J. Anselmi, director, Transmis- 
sion Facilities, in Computer and Infor- 
mation Systems, Telecommunications. 
Janice E. Barner, staff assistant V in 
Office of The President. 
John G. Bell, staff assistant in Contin- 
uing and Distance Education. 
Jocelyn M. Bennett, coordinator, 
Minority Programs, in The Smeal Col- 
lege of Business Administration. 
Mark H. Bergstrom, senior project 
associate in College of the Liberal Arts. 
Randall G. Bock, supervisor, Research 
Laboratory Shops, in College of Agri- 
cultural Sciences. 
John H. Confer, lead applications 
programmer/ analyst in Computer 
and Information Systems, Office of 
Administrative Systems. 
Margaret B. Conrad, administrative 
assistant I in Office of The President. 
John D. Corro, information systems 
assistant II in Computer and Informa- 
tion Systems, Telecommunications. 
Amy M. Dean, staff assistant VI at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Jennifer V. Detp, manager. Rehabilita- 
tion Program, at The Hershey Medical 

Bobbi S. DeVore, staff assistant V in 
University Libraries. 
Mark Domoto, clinical developmental 
specialist at The Hershey Medical 

Jon E. Eaton, associate research engi- 
neer in Applied Research Lab. 
Bruce E. Ellis, administrative director, 


Smeal College of Business Adminis- 

Bonita S. Everhart, staff assistant IV 
in Business Services. 
Shirley M. Foster, staff assistant VI u 

Continuing and Distance Education. 
Carrie L. Friday, staff assistant VI in 
Office of The President. 
Barbara Garcia-Bechdel, staff assistant 
VI in Research and Graduate School. 
Jean E. Harris, operations foreman in 
Business Services. 

Jody M. Heckman, computer support 
assistant in Continuing and Distance 

James P. Helferty, associate research 
engineer in Applied Research Lab. 
Michael A. Hill, senior research tech- 
nologist in College of Earth and Min- 
eral Sciences. 

Daniel W. Hirschbiel, network coor- 
dinator in Budget and Resource 

Barbara S. Hynum, staff assistant Vll 
at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Allison E. Jones, director of Continu- 
ing Education at Penn State Great Val- 

John B. Kalbach, systems engineer II 
in Computer and Information Sys- 
tems, Center for Academic Comput- 

Annette L. Keller, staff assistant VI in 
College of the Liberal Arts. 
Brenda F. Keller, rehabilitation case 
manager at The Hershey Medical Cen- 

Donna D. Kelly, clinical head nurse at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Nannette M. Kirst, staff assistant VII 
at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Andrea K, Lego, staff assistant VI in 
College of Agricultural Sciences. 
Patricia C. Milalik, staff assistant VI in 
The Eberly College of Science. 
Shari L. Miller, staff assistant V in The 
Eberly College of Science. ' 
Ethelyn J. Moore, staff assistant V in 
College of Agricultural Sciences. 
Donna M. Oyler, network support 
specialist in Budget and Resource 

Anne M. Prebble, staff assistant IV in 
Housing and Food Services. 
Debora M. Shay, staff assistant VI in 
Research and Graduate School. 
Katherine M. Shumac, research sup- 
port technician III in College of Agri- 
cultural Sciences. 

Craig R. Story, systems analyst in Col- 
lege of Agricultural Sciences. 
Reed A. Stouffer, manager, Bakery 
Productions, in Housing and Food Ser- 

Dianne M. Stover, staff assistant IV at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Marilyn M. Traini, staff assistant VI at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Angela R. Vietto, admissions coun- 
selor II in Office of The President. 
Michelle H. Walls, senior cytochnolo- 
gist at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Joanne L. Watson, staff assistant V in 
Office of Human Resources. 
Jill S. Weaver, feinfocus research spe- 
cialist at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Deborah L. Zimmerman, program 
coordinator IV in College of Engineer- 

Technical Service 

Timothy M. McCartney, Stone Valley 
facilities maintenance worker in Inter- 
collegiate Athletics. 
Patricia D. Miller, operator B, Central- 
ized Copy Center, in Business Services. 
Robert M. Patches, utility worker at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Helen L. Rusnak, bakery assistant in 
Housing and Food Services. 
Corrine C. Shuman, utility worker at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Karl L. Stine, athletic equipment and 
facilities worker in Intercollegiate Ath- 

Danny R. Walk, maintenance worker, 
Area Landscape, in Office of Physical 

August 31, 1995 


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Fall exhibitions 
at Palmer Museum 

■ Sleeping Beauties: African Head- 
rests from the Jerome L. Joss Collec- 
tion at UCLA 

Sept. 5 - Dec. 3 
Seepage for story. 

■ Hiroshima: Photographs by 
Wayne Miller 

Sept. 19 -Dec. 17 

Wayne Miller was a member of the 
Navy Photography Unit that was 
directed by Edward Steichen, the early 
Modernist photographer and later 
curator at the Museum of Modern Art. 
As a member of this unit, Mr. Miller 
was one of the first photographers 
allowed into Hiroshima after the 
atomic bomb was dropped on Aug. 6, 
1945. His photographs are eloquent 
reminders of the physical and human 
devastation of the first atomic bomb. 
For more information, call (814) 

Center for Performing 
Arts tickets available 

The Center for the Performing Arts 
individual performance tickets are 
now available for all shows on the 
1995-96 schedule. The season's 30 
events include Broadway musicals, 
chamber music, Latin jazz, children's 
programs, modern dance and more. 

In addition to ticketed perfor- 
mances, the center, part of the College 
of Arts and Architecture, will offer a 
variety of community outreach and 
educational activities including master 
classes, lectures, demonstrations, 
workshops, discussions and a com- 
munity dance jam. All are free to the 
public; phone (814)863-0255 for more 

Some 1995-96 season highlights 

■ Roadside Theatre, an innovative 
troupe based in southwestern Vir- 
ginia, opens the season with "South of 
the Mountain," a theatrical work that 
blends storytelling, acting, acoustic 
instruments and singing. It plays Sat- 
urday, Sept. 23. 

■ 'Tales of Appalachia," a cham- 
ber music work, will have its world 
premiere at Schwab Auditorium on 
Saturday, Oct. 14. Composed by 
School of Music alumnus and football 
star Mike Reid, it will be performed 
by the Kandinsky Trio and story-teller 
Connie Regan-Blake. Mr. Reid and 
the performers will participate in a res- 
idency on the University Park Cam- 
pus to coincide with the premiere. 

Another chamber work, "Sound 
Without Nouns," will also premiere in 
Schwab Auditorium this season. The 
work was composed by Anthony 
Davis, who spent many years of his 

youth in State College and is today 
one of the nation's most respected 
composers. He will perform "Sounds 
Without Nouns" with the String Trio 
of New York Friday, Nov. 17. 

■ The center's Cool Heat series 
heats up the stage with five concerts 
devoted to Latin jazz. The Caribbean 
Jazz Project opens the series with a 
concert Oct 5. Included in the sextet 
are David Samuels of Spyro Gyra on 
vibes and marimba, Paquito U Rivera 
on saxophone and Andy Narel on 
steel drums. 

Jerry Gonzalez, a percussionist- 
trumpeter bom in New York City of 
Puerto Rican heritage, began working 
with Dizzy Gillespie in 1970. This led 
Gonzalez to become equally skilled at 
both jazz and Afro- Cuban music, and 
his dedication eventually lead to Jerry 
Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band. 
The sizzling band plays Saturday, 
Nov. 11. 

■ "Crazy for You" is the first of 
five Broadway musicals on the cen- 
ter's schedule. The 1992 Tony Award- 
winning extravaganza combines 16 
songs by George and Ira Gershwin 
with tap dancing and dazzling sets 
and costumes. It shows Friday and 
Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21. 

The other musicals on the sched- 
ule include "42nd Street," "Cats," The 
Who's 'Tommy" and "Annie." 

■ Le Cirque Eloize brings an ani- 
mal-free circus to Eisenhower in a per- 
formance especially suited for chil- 
dren. The seven-member troupe, 
based in Montreal, offers a thrilling 
program of juggling, clowning, bal- 
ancing and acrobatics combined with 
the magic of theater, dance and music. 
It performs Nov. 5. 

■ Dance Theatre of Harlem was 
founded by Arthur Mitchell with the 
belief that "given equal opportunity, 
every child can succeed." It performs 
Friday, Oct. 13. 

■ The Central Ballet of China 
brings a distinct ballet style to Western 
and Chinese classics, as well as con- 
temporary works. It performs Friday, 
Nov. 10. 

■ "The Nutcracker" is an impor- 
tant holiday ritual for many. This sea- 
son, the Moscow Classical Ballet offers 
a fresh production that has won 
numerous accolades for its choreogra- 
phy. "The Nutcracker" will be per- 
formed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 

For ticket information contact the 
Arts Ticket Center, open Monday 
through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m., at (814)863-0255. Outside the 
local calling area phone (800)ARTS- 
TIX. All major credit cards are accept- 

Harrisburg exhibit 

A monthlong art exhibit kicks off this 
year's extensive events schedule at 
Penn State Harrisburg. 

"Animal and Other Six-Letter 
Words" is the theme of the Gallery 
Lounge art exhibit featuring the 
large-scale charcoal and pastel draw- 
ings of Sue Buck, an assistant pro- 
fessor of art at Allegheny College. If s 
on display through Sept. 26. 

Ms. Buck has a master's degree 
from the Maryland Institute College 
of Art and a bachelor's degree from 
Ohio University. Her education 
includes further graduate study at 
the University of Arizona and the 
University of Colorado. 

She has exhibited both nationally 
and internationally in 30 states and 
four foreign countries. Her work pri- 
marily deals with social and political 
issues, with her most recent effort in 
charcoal and pastel using animal 

Undergraduate recital 

Ten undergraduate students who 
played outstanding juries in the 
spring will perform in the College of 
Arts and Architecture School of 
Music jury recognition recital at 8 
p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in the School of 
Music Recital Hall on the University 
Park Campus. 

Erik Liebegott, a senior percus- 
sion major in the music education 
program, will open the recital with 
Sonata for Timpani by Rich Holly; 
Jason Majewski, a cellist and senior 
in the music education program, will 
play Prelude from Suite No. 2 in D 
Minor by J.S. Bach; Theresa Scheer, a 
pianist and senior in the music edu- 
cation program, will perform Prelude 
(The Harp) from "Ten Pieces" by 
Prokofiev; Ivan Hodge, a sophomore 
violin major in the music perfor- 
mance program, will play Adagio 
from Mozart's Concerto No. 5 in A; 

Rich Nasto, a senior in the music 
education program, will perform 
Music for Tenor Saxophoneand Piano, a 
three-movement work by William 
Karlins; Doug Gamer, a junior in the 
music education program, will sing 
"Eilt, eilt, ihr angefochf nen Seelen" 
from Bach's "St. John Passion;" 
Holly Anderson, a junior music 
major, will sing "Warm All Over" 
from "The Most Happy Fella" by 
Frank Loesser; Gregg Goldner, a 
sophomore percussion major, will 
perform, "Frogs," a marimba selec- 
tion by Keiko Abe; Nicholas DiNun- 
zio, a junior trombone major, will 
perform Sonata in F Major by Marcel- 
lo; and Keith Kostiuk, a senior organ 
major in the music education pro- 
gram, will conclude the recital with 
"Final" from Sonata No. 1 in D Minor 
by Guilmant. 

The performers are students of 
School of Music faculty members 
Dan Armstrong, Susan Boaidman, 
Kim Cook, Marylene Dosse, 
Richard Kennedy, Mark Lusk, 
James Lyon, June Miller and Dan 

The recital is free and open to the 

University Park Calendar 


Friday, Sept. 1 

■ Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 Walk- 
er Bldg. John Western on "Soft Data, Hard 
Work: Barbadian Londoners Encounter an 
English-American Ethnographer." 

Monday, Sept. 4 

Labor Day 

Friday, Sept. 8 

Palmer Lecture. 1 :30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditori- 
um. Glenn Willumson on "Nineteenth-Century 

Geography's Coffee Hour, 3;30 p.m., 206 Walker 
*Bldg. Judy Cassidy on "The Making of 'To 
Render a Life.'" 

Eberly College/C&DE, 4 p.m., Penn State Scanti- 
con. Neal Lane on "From Peas to Beans to 
Greater Challenges." 

School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Jury Recog- 
nition Recital. 

Saturday, Sept. 9 

Gallery Talk, 11 a.m., Christoffers Lobby. Palmer 
Museum. Efram Burk on 'The Art of John Mc- 

School of Music, 8 p.m.. Recital Hall. Richard 
Kennedy, tenor. 

Sunday, Sept. 10 

■ Gallery Talk, 1 p.m., Christoffers Lobby. Palmer 
Museum. Debra Greenleaf on "African Head- 

■ Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. 
"Africa: Different But Equal." 

School of Music, 3 p.m., Recital Hall. Evelynn 
Ellis, clarinet. 


Thursday, Aug. 31 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry, 
11:30 a.m., 339 Davey Lab. Clifford Will on 
"PPN Versus Computer Calculations for Inspt- 
raling Binaries." 

Veterinary Science, 3:30 p.m., 16 Agricultural Sci- 
ences and Industries Bldg. Kim Weaver on 
"Mammary Gland Lymphocyte Functions Par- 
allel Shifts in Trafficking Patterns During the 
Post-Partum Period." 

Statistics, 4 p.m., 117 Classroom Bldg. Mark Irwin 
on "Efficient Imputation in Linkage Analysis." 

Friday, Sept. 1 

Entomology. 11 a.m., 118 Agricultural Sciences 
and Industries Bldg. Mark McNeill on "Biologi- 
cal Control of Argentine Stem Weevil in the 
New Zealand Pastoral Ecosystem: An inte- 
grated Approach." 

Tuesday, Sept. 5 

Biology. 4 p.m., 8 Mueller Lab. Andrew Stephen- 
son on "Genetic and Environmental Factors 
that Influence Pollen Performance." 

Graduate Program in Nutrition, 4 p.m., S-209 Hen- 
derson Building South. Carol V. Gay on "Bone 
Cells and Calcium Ions." 

Wednesday, Sept 6 

Gerontology Center, noon, 101 H&HD East. Mark 
A. Lane on "Slowing Aging by Calorie Restric- 

Thursday, Sept. 7 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry. 
1 1 :30 a.m., 339 Davey Lab. Jorge Pullin on "A 
Rigorous Solution to the Quantum Einstein 

Friday, Sept. 8 

Agronomy, 3:35 p.m., 107 ASI. John Stiteler on 
"Hydrology and Nutrient Export in a Small 
Northeastern Pennsylvania Watershed." 


Palmer Museum: 

"Psalms," non-objective paintings by West Coast 
painter John McDonough, through Oct. 1. 

■ "Sleeping Beauties: African Headrests from the 
Jerome L. Joss Collection at UCLA." through 
Dec. 3. 

"Photographs from Ihe Permanent Collection," 20 
photographs from the Palmer Art Collection, 
through Jan. 14, 1996. 

■ Reflects an international perspective 

Aug. 31 to Sept. 10 

Intercom y 
August 31, 1995 ' 

Major African headrest exhibition set to open 

The exhibition "Sleeping 
Beauties: African Head- 
rests from the Jerome L. 
Joss Collection at UCLA" 
makes its East Coast debut at 
the Palmer Museum of Art on 
the University Park Campus 
beginning Sept. 5. 

The exhibition, which has 
previously been shown only 
at UCLA's Fowler Museum of 
Cultural History, celebrates 
the diversity and richness of 
African art. The 128 African 
headrests are supplemented 
by 20 Asian examples and 17 
from Oceania. Used for both 
utilitarian and symbolic pur- 
poses, these multifunctional 
objects take a variety of forms 
and are made of materials as 
varied as wood, stone, ivory 
and metal. 

"When I heard about this 
collection, I thought it sound- 
ed like something new for 
Penn State. To the best of my 
knowledge we have never 
had a collection of African art 
of this magnitude here. We 
were very fortunate to make 
contact with the Fowler Muse- 
um and arrange for the exhi- 
bition to come here," Mary F. 
Linda, assistant director of 
the Palmer Museum of Art, 

The Joss collection, which 
includes exceptional works of 
art and many- unusual pieces, is 
and most comprehe 

Exhibition preparator Amy Young works lo install the "Sleeping Beauties" headrests 

Ron Hand-designed exhibition al the Plamer Museum. 

Photos: Greg Grieco 

2 of the largest 
; collections of African 
headrests. A grant from the National Endowment 
for the Arts provided partial funding for the pre- 
sentation at Penn State, which runs through Dec. 3. 

In conjunction with this unique exhibition, the 
College of Arts and Architecture is holding a Uni- 
versity-wide student headrest design competition. 
All University campuses will receive brochures 
about the competition and juried exhibition, which 
is funded by a grant from the University's Equal 
Opportunity Planning Committee. 

"The headrests can be made out of different 
materials, and can be made in different styles," Dr. 
Linda said. "There will be different categories, 
with awards given in each category." 

Deadline for contest submissions is Friday, Nov. 
3. The top 20 entries will be on display in the Pat- 
terson Gallery II from Nov. 9 to Dec. 10. For more 
information, contact Patrick McGrady, curator of 
education, at (814) 865-7672. 

The EOPC also is funding a special lecture, 
gallery talks and films about African cultures, 
planned to coincide with the exhibition. 

Many exhibitions are installed to be viewed in 
chronological order, but this collection will be 
arranged differently. 

"Many of these headrests are from the late 19th 
and early 20th centuries, so it made more sense to 
group them by culture than by period," Dr. Linda 
said. "Information panels are included in each sec- 
tion. In addition, there will be photos installed 
showing how the headrests are used in Africa, so 
you're not only looking at the headrests themselves, 
but are also learning about how they're used." 

Headrests in Africa have a long tradition, dating 
to their use by the ancient Egyptians as early as 
2600 B.C. and, in some areas, continuing to the pre- 
sent. This exhibition, curated by Doran H. Ross, 
deputy director of the Fowler Museum, and 

William Dewey, assistant professor of art his- 
tory at the University of Iowa, includes exam- 
ples from ancient Egypt, where headrests were 
used both in daily life and as burial furniture. 
Since the head was considered to be the seat of 
life, headrests were placed inside tombs and 
augmented with amulets and other charms to 
prolong existence after death. 

Headrests are still prevalent in many east 

rank. The 

Joss collec- headrests in the exhibition 

t . only about six inches tall. 

tion features 
a selection 

from the pastoral peoples of -Kenya, Ethiopia 
and Tanzania and examples from central Zaire 
that have human figures as supports. 

In'east Asia, the ceramic pillow has been a 
traditional sleeping accessory for at least 13 
centuries. Headrests of stone, clay, grass, 
wood, rattan, bamboo and cloth have been pro- 
duced from ancient to modern times. Some 
were accessorized with locking drawers to 
store valuables, incense burning devices or 
ornamental motifs of luck, prosperity and fer- 

Related activities 

The exhibition "Sleeping Beauties: African Head- 
rests from the Jerome L. Joss Collection at UCLA" 
has spawned a number of related events at the 
University Park Campus. 

Special lecture 

William J. Dewey, assistant professor of the 
School of Art and Art History 
at the University of Iowa, will 
present a lecture titled "Head- 
rests of Africa: Declarations of 
Status and Conduits to the 
Spirits" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at 
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. 

Gallery talks 

"African Art at the Palmer 
Museum," in Chrislnl'fers 
Lobby with graduate assistant 
Sarah Andrews: 11 a.m. Sept. 
16; 2 p.m. Oct. 6; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 
27; 1 p.m. Nov. 2; and 2 p.m. 
Dec. 1. 

All films will be shown at 2 p.m. in the Palmer 
Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art, < 
the University Park Campus. 

Sept. 10: Different but Equal. 

Sept. 17: Mastering a Continent . 

Sept. 24: Caravans of Gold. 

Oct. 1 : The King and the City. 

Oct. 8: The Bible and the Gun. 

Oct. 15: The Magnificent African Cake. 

Oct. 22: The Rise of Nationalism. 

Oct. 29: The Legacy. 

Nov. 5: Masai Manhood. 

Nov. 19: Asanta Market Women. 

Dec. 3: Witchcraft Among the Azande. 

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August 31, 1995 

Reach out and touch someone 

Gerontology Center program has answers 


Ihe operators of a Centre 
Region retirement community 
asked a resident for an esti- 
mate of her total medical bills for the 
past year to make sure she was qual- 
ified to keep living there. She wasn't 
sure how to get the estimate, so she 
called AGELINE, where a volunteer 
told her how to reach her medical 
plan administrator's home office. 

Another caller needed to find out 
which local dentists would take on 
new cases for senior citizens with 
low or no insurance coverage. Other 
people wondered if the AARFs 55 
Alive/Mature Driving program is 
offered nearby, still others wanted to 
know if Penn State has exercise and 
wellness classes specifically geared 
toward the aged. 

These are just a few examples of 
the questions being fielded by volun- 
teers with the new AGELINE ser- 
vice, part of the Penn State Gerontol- 
ogy Center Outreach Program, based 
in the College of Health and Human 
Development. AGELINE is available 
free to older residents and those who 
work or live with them in the local 
community and across the Common- 
wealth. Any member of the public 
can call AGELINE at (814) 863^517 
for assistance, including referrals to 
other local offices and national 800- 
number phone services that can 
more properly address a caller's 

Callers to AGELINE can also get 
information about on-campus activi- 
ties that are relevant to senior citi- 
zens and details on the availability of 
parking, transportation and special 
assistance for those activities and 
other special events. 

Much of this campus-oriented 
information has also been widely 
distributed throughout the commu- 
nity in the form of a booklet, A Senior 
Citizen's Interest Guide to Campus Life, 
which was assembled by the Geron- 
tology Center staff and volunteers. 
The Interest Guide is available free in 
many local government, real estate, 
physician, travel agency and church 
offices, or by calling AGELINE. It 
has entries on numerous University 
offerings in the areas of education, 
recreation, entertainment, shopping, 
dining, health services, general ser- 
vices and employment/volunteer 

The work of the volunteers who 
have generously donated their time 
on such projects is representative of 
the University's expanding outreach 
to senior citizens in the Centre 
Region. Currently, eight volunteers 
— seven area retirees and one under- 
graduate student specializing in ther- 
apeutic recreation — are under the 
direction of the acting coordinator of 
volunteers Dorothy Danis, a retired 
certified registered nurse anesthetist. 
The outreach efforts are driven in 

Dorothy Danis, acting coordinator of volunteers v 
on AGELINE, a new service to older r ' ' 

e Gerontology Center, takes a call 
e Centre Region. 
• Photo; Greg Gneco 

part by the natural aging of the local 
permanent population, as well as by 
the region's growing popularity as a 
place for new residents to spend 
their retirement years. State College 
has been featured as among the top 
values for retirement living in recent 
articles in several national publica- 

"University Park is a wonderful 
resource for older residents in the 
surrounding community and the 
Gerontology Center is determined to 
act as a clearinghouse for the kinds 
of information those residents want 
and need," said Pat Hansen, assis- 
tant director for outreach with the 
center. "We should soon be able to 
hire a permanent coordinator of vol- 
unteers to help further this important and their families 

The volunteer efforts parallel 
another project overseen by Ms. 
Hansen, the Geriatric Interest Net- 
work (GIN), an alliance between 
local providers of goods, services 
and support designed especially for 
older adults. The goals of the GIN 
include generating mutually sup- 
portive communication among the 
alliance members; providing the 
members with information and edu- 
cational opportunities on issues of 
aging; identifying unmet needs of 
older adults and providing a setting 
to generate collaborative resolutions; 
advocating for older adults as indi- 
viduals and as a special part of the 
ity; and promoting innova- 
and products for elders 

— Gary Cramer 

Committee expands 

The Staff Focus Committee, appointed 
in March 1995 to act in an advisory 
capacity to the Office of Human 
Resources, has been expanded. 

Originally consisting of 16 mem- 
bers, the group will now include Lissa 
Olbeter, assistant director of Research 
Affairs at The Hershey Medical Cen- 
ter, and Frank Simmons, assistant 
county cooperative extension agent in 
Blair County. 

The Staff Focus Committee pro- 
vides review and advice to Billie S. 
Willits, assistant vice president for 
Human Resources. 

Two fund-raising 
campaigns begin at 
Penn State Harrisburg 

■ Remembering the 

A collaborative fund-raising campaign 
will begin at Penn State Harrisburg 
this fall aimed at establishing a Holo- 
caust literature and video section in 
Heindel Library. 

Eric Epstein, adjunct professor at 
Penn State Harrisburg and the chair- . 
man of the Harrisburg Jewish Com- 
munity Center's Holocaust Education 
Committee, is working with Sandra 
Friedman, director of development, on 
the library project and the campaign. 

The library collection, geared to 
enhancing academic offerings at PSH 
and also to serve the general public, 
will contain information on both the 
Holocaust and other instances of geno- 

Included in the multi-faceted pro- 
ject is the conversion to CD-ROM of 
the videotaped recollections from 
Holocaust survivors and their libera- 
tors who reside in the Harrisburg area. 

Mr. Epstein videotaped stories 
from more than 50 survivors and many 

■ Environmental engineering 

A fund-raising effort to comple- 
ment the growth in the successful envi- 
ronmental engineering programs at 
PSH is now under way. 

With a three-part emphasis, the 
fund drive is aimed at enhancing the 
program to meet the environmental 
engineering needs of the community 
far into the next century. 

The first portion of the effort is to 
raise funds to purchase equipment; the 
second is aimed at the eventual expan- 
sion of the Science, Engineering and 
Technology Building to provide more 
space for labs, and the third part pro- 
poses an endowed fellowship in envi- 
ronmental engineering. 

A planned fall reception for the 
public will feature explanations of the 
vision and accomplishments of the 


August 31, 1995 

Nittany Lion Inn has 
new business manager 

Vicki Cernansky has been named business manag- 
er of The Nittany Lion Inn. She assumed the position 
May 1 and is responsible for the operation of the 
accounting office, maintenance of financial records 
and internal controls, maintenance and develop- 
ment of data processing systems and the coordina- 
tion of general accounting requirements with Uni- 
versity Central Administration. 

Ms. Cernansky graduated from Lehigh Univer- 
sity with a B.S. in accounting and finance in 1979. 
She was the assistant front office manager for Omni 
Hotels, The Parker House, in Boston, Mass., and an 
assistant regional systems manager with Beacon 
Hotel Corporation. She worked as a property 
accountant for Lodging Unlimited Inc. and was a 
regional controller for the G.F. Management Com- 
pany in Philadephia. 

Her most recent position before coming to Penn 
State was with The Marriott Conference Center Divi- 
son. There, she was a unit controller at Davis W. 
Gregg Conference Center at The American College in 
Bryn Mawr, Pa. She is a certified rooms division exec- 
utive, a certification through The Educational Insti- 
tute of The American Hotel and Motel Association. 

Harrisburg names administrator 
for Continuing Education program 

The award-winning Continuing Education program 
at Penn State Harrisburg has a new administrator. 

Mukund S. Kulkami, a member of the School of 
Business Administration faculty since 1985, has been 
named assistant to the provost and dean for Contin- 
uing Education. He replaces Edward Minnock, who 
guided the program as its director since 1991. 

Dr. Minnock left the college to create a continu- 
ing education program at Saginaw Valley State Uni- 
versity in Michigan. 

Dr. Kulkami most recently served as the School 
of Business Administration director of undergradu- 

ate studies and associate professor of finance. Dr. 
Kulkami will direct the operations of the Division of 
Continuing Education and chair the search commit- 
tee for a new director of Continuing Education. 

Since Dr. Minnock joined Penn State Harrisburg 
as director of Continuing Education in 1991, student 
credit hours have increased 84 percent, revenue has 
jumped by 52 percent and income from grants has 
skyrocketed by 300 percent. 

During Dr. Minnock's tenure as director, Penn 
State Harrisburg CE has been honored both locally 
and nationally, receiving the National University 
Continuing Education Bronze Award for Excellence 
for it summer course booklet; the Association for 
continuing Higher Education Certificate of Excel- 
lence for the development of international programs 
with Barbados; and the CE Association of Pennsyl- 
vania Award for the development of marketing 
materials for associate degree programs. * — 

And, for the past three years, Penn State's Man- 
agement Development Programs and Services rec- 
ognized PSH CE for leading the University system 
in the number of CE contract training projects. 

Since 1991 , the CE office's contract training activ- 
ities have increased significantly. Currently the 
office is providing more than 700 hours of on-site 
training per year to employees of business, industry 
and state agencies. 

Also mirroring the remarkable growth is the 
Kids College program serving area school children. 
Since its inception in 1993, Kids College has grown 
to the point that more than 1,000 were involved in its 
programs this s 

Executive housekeeper 
appointed at Nittany Lion Inn 

Deborah Reynolds has been named executive 
housekeeper of The Nittany Lion Inn. Ms. Reynolds 
will be responsible for the supervision of the House- 
keeping Department to assure proper cleaning, upkeep 
and maintenance of the hotel, and for appropriate 
record keeping of inventory and employee records. 


Ms. Reynolds has had 10 years of professional 
experience in housekeeping, including seven years 
as a full time guest room attendant at The Nittany 
Lion Inn. She is an active participant of the House- 
keeping Task Force for Training, and has assisted in 
developing job standards for the department. She 
has also participated in Human Resources develop- 
ment courses through the University. 

Director of development 
joins University Libraries 

■ Eloise D. Stuhr has been named director of devel- 
opment for the University Libraries. 

Ms. Stuhr brings more than 15 years of develop- 
ment experience in higher education to Penn State. 
C~~| She most recently 
served as assistant 
dean for development 
and alumni relations 
in the School of Law 
at the University of 
Oregon. Her develop- 
ment experience 
began at Whitman 
College in 1978 and 
from 1981-87 she 
served as the director 
of development for 
that institution. She 
also has held the posi- 
tion of assistant vice 
president for public 
affairs and develop- 
of the University of Ore- 

Etolse D. Stuhr 

ment and executive dii 
gon Foundation. 
Ms. Stuhr holds 

degree in psychology from 
Vanderbilt University and has done master's work 
in the Graduate School of Management at Georgia 
State University. Her husband, John, heads the 
Department of Philosophy in the College of the Lib- 
eral Arts. 

Professor retires with emeritus rank 

After 38 years of teaching, research and service at 
Penn State, Alfred Triolo, associate professor of 
Italian and Spanish, 
retired with emeritus 

A native of New 
York City, he 
received his B.A. 
from the City College 
of New York in 1948, 
his M.A. from Colum- 
bia University in 1949 
and his Ph.D. from 
the University of Illi- 
nois in 1956. For 
three years before 
npleting his Ph.D., 


Spanish at The Urn- Alfred Triolo 

versify of Michigan. 

He came to Penn State in 1957 as assistant profes- 
sor of romance languages. 

Throughout his long and distinguished career 
at Penn State, Dr. Triolo taught both Italian and 
Spanish language and literature courses, dealing 
primarily with Dante, the Italian Renaissance and 
16th-century Spanish literature. For many years he 
was the University's sole professor of Italian and 
was a pioneer for the present Italian program. 

A respected Dante scholar, Dr. Triolo has pub- 
lished essays and reviews in major journals and his 

latest article, "Machi.ivelli's Muiuh-agola and the 
Sacred," appears in the Arte Lombarda (Milan). 
Another study on Dante will be published shortly 
in a volume of essays edited by Anthony Oldcorn 
and Allen Mandelbaum. 

Professor Triolo plans to remain active in the 
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese — 
he will teach courses on Rojas's Celestina and on 
Dante. He will also continue his research work on 
the structure of Dante's inferno and the Purgatorio. 

History professor ends 31 -year career 

Eugene N. Borza, professor of ancient history, has 
retired from the University after 31 years service. 
Dr. Borza joined the Department of History in 
1964 after completing his Ph.D. at the University 
of Chicago. He taught a wide variety of courses, 
ranging from undergraduate surveys of ancient 
history to advanced graduate seminars in Greek 
history, and supervised a number of M.A. and 
Ph.D. students. 

Dr. Borza established himself as one of the 
leading authorities on the history and archaeolo- 
gy of ancient Macedonia, and served two terms 
as president of the Association of Ancient Histo- 
rians. He has given more than. 160 lectures and 
papers at American and foreign universities and 
academic meetings, and is the author or editor of 
some 40 scholarly articles and seven books. His 
In the Shadow of Olympus: the Emergence of Mace- 
don (Princeton University Press) was nominated 
for prizes in both the American Historical Asso- 
ciation and the American Philological Associa- 

tion. In recognition of his contributions, the 
Association of Ancient Historians recently pre- 
sented him with a volume, titled Makedonika, in 
which were collected and reprinted 15 of his own 
essays on the ancient Macedonians. 

Dr. Borza has held numerous grants, endowed 
fellowships and lec- 
tureships, and has 
held endowed pro 
fesMjrships at thf 
University of Wash' 
ngton and the 
:an School 
al Studies at 
Athens. He has been 
active in several pr 
fessional assori 
tions and has held 
offices in the Archae- 
ological Institute 

and the 
School of 
Classical Studies. 
At Penn State, 
Dr. Borza was given the Class of 1933 Award for 
Outstanding Contributions to the Humanities, 
and was recently recognized as a finalist in the 
International Education Awards for having devel- 
oped the annual education abroad program in 
Greece. In 1994-95, he served as associate head of 
history for the Department of Classics and 
Ancient Mediterranean Studies. 

Eugene N. Borza 

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,u August 31, 1995 

Good, clean tun : 

University employees Julia Nelson, second (torn left, and Tom Federowicz, second from right, help Edan Scheuer, 
left, Zoe Rose and Ati Rose make soap carvings at DASH, or Discover Allernative Service Help, a weeklong camp 
lor school-age children of sludenls. faculty and staff. Prudence Johnson directs the Office of Human Resources 
program, which ends Sept. 1. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

Faculty/Staff Alerts 

Evening child care services 

Evening child care hours will be offered for chil- 
dren of Penn State parents fot the fall semester 
beginning Sept. 5. 

"Fun on the Run" is a cooperative effort of the 
Child Development and Family Council of Centre 
County, Inc. and the Pennsylvania State Univer- 
sity Office of Child Care Program Services. The 
program offers evening child care services for up 
to 20 children ages 2 through 12 whose student, 
staff or faculty parents are taking classes, teaching 
classes or needing study rime. 

Cost is $1 per hour per child for student par- 
ents and $2 per hour per child for faculty/staff 

Reservations must be made in advance. For 
more information contact Sara Olson, PSU Child 
Care Program Services at 865-9346. 

Dean's Lecture Series 

The College of the Liberal Arts has announced the 
establishment of the Dean's Lecture Series 

The first speaker in the 1995-1996 series will be 
Stanley Weintraub, Evan Pugh Professor of arts 
and humanities. He will discuss "World War II 
and the Myth-use of History" at 3 p.m. Wednes- 
day, Sept. 6, in the ballroom of the Nittany Lion 
Inn at University Park. A reception will follow in 
the Atrium. The program is open to the public. 

Day of Caring 

The second United Way Day of Caring in Centre 
County is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27. 
Penn State employees are encouraged to consider 
volunteering their time, talents and a vacation 
day to participate. 

Last year, at the first Day of Caring, more than 
150 Penn State, faculty, staff and students partic- 
ipated in projects across the county to assist Unit- 
ed Way member agencies. 

To register for the event, contact Centre Coun- 
ty United Way, 117 E. Beaver Ave. or call 238- 
8283. Individuals or spokespersons for campus 
groups and organizations may register. 

Penn Staters can choose to assist with projects 
at a number of United Way agencies. Many 
assignments include painting, both interior and 
exterior, and outdoor yard work. Among the pro- 
jects to be completed are: 

■ Exterior painting: Strawberry Fields (two 

State College locations); Girl Scouts — Camp Gold- 
en Pond (Petersburg); and Boy Scouts — Seven 
Mountains Camp; 

■ Interior painting: Women's Resource Cen- 
ter; Skills; Volunteer Center; Temporary Housing; 
YMCA Bellefonte; 

■ Yard work: Women's Resource Center; 
Strawberry Fields (two locations); Temporary 
I lousing; and Nature/Environmental Center — 
Perm's Valley; and 

■ Other: Carpet laying — United Way office; 
drop ceiling, partitions — Strawberry Fields; and 
disaster training — Red Cross. 

Fall blood program 

The American Red Cross-Centre Communities 
Chapter will conduct the following blood drives 
at University Park over the coming week: 

■ Sept. 5, Natatorium, noon-5 p.m. 

■ Sept. 6, Kern, 10 a.m.^1 p.m. 

■ Sept. 7, Wesley Center, 256 E. College Ave., 

■ Sept. 8, HUB Ballroom, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

While walk-ins are welcome to all of the dri- 
ves, appointments help ensure a quicker process- 
ing time, which takes about an hour. To schedule 
an appointment, please call Connie Schxoeder, 
Red Cross campus coordinator, at 237-2713. 


To leam more about the Internet and how to nav- 
igate it, those interested should attend the 
InterNexus seminar offered by the University 
Libraries and Computer and Information Sys- 
tems. The seminar, designed to provide individu- 
als with basic concepts and skills needed to"suc- 
cessfully cruise the Information Superhighway, 
will be held Sept. 7 and Sept. 20. No registration 
is required. 

Once you've attended the InterNexus semi- 
nar, more advanced seminars are available, 

— Introduction to the World Wide Web/Gopher: 
6-8 p.m., Sept. 12, 101 Classroom Building. 
—Introduction to WWW/Gopher Using IBM 
Computers (Hands-on session: Registration 
required; 9-11 a.m., Sept. 14, 1 16 Wagner Training 

To register, contact Jean Cowher at (814) 863- 
4356 or by E-mail at 

Two signatures required 

The Telecommunications Service Requisitions (TSR) form, 
used when requesting services and equipment from the 
Office of Telecommunications at University Park, has been 
revised and will require two signatures beginning Oct. 1. 

Colleges, departments, campuses, administrative units 
and other Penn State locations that use a TSR for request- 
ing services or equipment should be aware of this change. 
The TSR form is now being included in the University's 
General Forms and Usage Guide to be distributed this fall. 

It is important that personnel preparing and approving 
any TSR be aware that: 

1) Two signatures are required — that of the financial 
officer and the budget executive/budget administrator; 

2) An area has now been included on the form to indi- 
cate whether any verbal amendment of the TSR is permit- 
ted. If this area is not completed, the default is no. 

Copies will be distributed to University offices in Sep- 

Proposal writing workshop 

The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee will hold its 
annual Proposal Writing Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon 
Friday, Sept. 8, in the Nittany Lion Inn Board Room on the 
University Park Campus. For more information and to 
register, contact Shannon Hoover at (814) 863-8493 by 
Sept. 1. 

Health Matters 

This semester, the faculty/staff health promotion program 
kicks off the season with a complementary lineup of new 
and returning features. To register for any of these offer- 
ings, contact Jan Hawbaker at 865-3085 or JQH3@psuad- 

Understanding Your EAP 

This program provides an overview of EAP services and 
a brief illustration of the counseling process. Meets Tues- 
day, Sept. 12, 10-10:45 a.m., in 110 Henderson Building 
(The Living Center). Cost: None, Course: WEL 048. 

EAP: The Supervisor's Role 

Includes all the contents of "Understanding Your EAP," as 
well as an illustration of how a supervisor may interact 
with the employee relations division, human resources 
representatives and the EAP when an employee's person- 
al problems affect work. Meets Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8:1 5-9:45 
a.m., in 110 Henderson Building (The Living Center). Cost: 
None. Course: LDR 018. 

Weight Watchers AT WORK 

The Weight Watchers AT WORK program is continuous- 
ly available at University Park Campus. Meets Wednes- 
days, Sept. 13 - Nov. 15, noon to 1 p.m., in the Paul Robe- 
son Cultural Center Auditorium. Cost: $115 (Lifetime 
members $105). HMO participants may be reimbursed for 
the cost of the program. Course: WEL 018. 

Health Matters Series 

This six-week series explores and examines various com- 
ponents of wellness, setting goals and finding ways to 
achieve them. Group meets Tuesdays, Sept. 19 - Oct. 24, 
noon to 1 p.m., in 118 Agricultural Sciences and Industries 
Building. Cost: $30. HMO participants may be reimbursed 
for the cost of the program. Course: WEL 069. 

Sell-out crowd 

All tickets for Penn State's 1995 home football games are 
sold out, Bud Meredith, athletic ticket director, said. 

The Nittany Lions sold more than 62,000 season tick- 
ets to the public and 20,500 more to Penn State students. 

Penn State ranked No. 2 in the nation in football atten- 
dance last fall. The Lions averaged a record attendance of 
96,289 for six home games, including a largest-ever throng 
of 97,079 that watched the Ohio State homecoming con- 
test. On the road, Penn State played before the largest 
crowd ever to see the Lions perform (106,832 at Michigan) 
and its largest postseason crowd (102,247 in the Rose 

Focus On 


Intercom ■* ■* 
August 31, 1995 ■ ■ 

Even in the age of the info highway, 
books remain great technology 

These days, everyone 
bling to find new 
electronic venues for the 
printed word — electronic 
versions of newspapers 
and magazines, encyclope- 
dias on CD-ROMS, World 
Wide Web "home pages" 
on every imaginable topic, 

Yet the book, the sim- 
ple little invention that 
started it all more than 500 
years ago, is still great 
technology — and seems 
likely to remain so for 
quite some time. 

"The book is one of the 
most marvelous inventions 
of man," James L.W. West 
III, director of Penn State's 
Center for the History of 
the Book, said. "If s 
portable. If s relatively 
cheap. It holds a great 
amount of information. It's 
very easy to use and get 
around in, if if s properly 
printed and outfitted with 
tables of contents and 
chapter headings and 
indexes and things of that 
sort. And finally, it doesn't 
depend on any other tech- 
nology or source of power. 
All you need is the physi- 
cal object in your hands." 

For all of those reasons 
— and also because if s a 
pleasant experience to curl 
up in a favorite armchair 
with a good thick book — 
Dr. West believes that 
books are not about to pass 
off the scene any time 

"The book as we know 
it is probably indestruc- 
tible," said Dr. West, who 
has been director of the 
Center and a distinguished 
professor of English at 
Penn State since 1992. 
"That is to say, it is almost 
as well adapted to human 
civilization as the wheel. It 
is a convenient, easily 
transported, easily consult- 
ed repository of informa- 
tion. There's really nothing 
else that matches it." 

Dr. West says that book 
historians today generally 
limit their work to what 
they call the "codex" — the 
familiar form of the book, 
with paper pages and hard 
or soft covers and a bind- 
ing of some sort along the 
back. But on the other 

Relatively inexpensive, portable and free-standing, books a 
here to stay, James L.W. West III, director of Penn State's 
Center for the History of the Book, said. 

Photo: Greg Grit 

hand, they aren't out there 
burning computer disks or 
smashing CD-ROM play- 

"You can't stop change, 
and there would be no 
point in trying to do that. 
Probably the revolution 
we're undergoing right 
now with the 'electronic 
word' is comparable to the 
one that came about with 
the invention of printing. It 
will take a very long time 
for the implications of the 
electronic revolution to 
play themselves out. But I 
think if s exciting," he said. 

Just last year, Dr. West 
said, the center brought to 
campus Robert Grudin, a 
University of Oregon Eng- 
lish professor who has 
published a satiric academ- 
ic novel, "Book: A Novel," 
in three forms: as a hard- 
cover book from Random 
House, a paperback book 
from Penguin, and a com- 
puter disk from Voyager 

Using a computer 

hooked up to a projection 
device, Dr. Grudin demon- 
strated one witty and 
amusing change that the 
electronic version brought 
to the book. Dr. West said. 
"There's one chapter in the 
novel in which the foot- 
notes get irritated at the 
text, and they mount a 
revolt. They charge like a 
phalanx of cavalry on the 
text, and they turn letters 
over and tear away punc- 
tuation marks and garble 
the syntax." 

In the print version, Dr. 
West said, all this is 
described. "But in the com- 
puter-readable form," he 
said, "if s actually done, 
and you can see the foot- 
notes gather themselves 
together and rush the text, 
producing utter chaos. It's 

This new generation of 
narrative novels on com- 
puter disks or CD-ROMs 
allows the writer to get 
away from the notion of 
linear narrative. "'In a 

paper and print book, you 
go sequentially from page 
1 to page 400 or whatever," 
he said. "While you might 
have dislocations in time 

— flashbacks and things of 
that sort — you are still 
pretty much limited by the 
sequential nature of the 
prose as it comes to you in 
the book." 

But in "cybernovels," 
Dr. West said, "you can 
have a radiating rather 
than a linear narrative. You 
can have a single chapter 
one, two different chapter 
two's, and branching from 
those a variety of chapter 
three's. And then they can 
double back on each other, 
so that at any point you 
ought to be able to switch 
over to the other track. The 
whole thing can circle back 
around on itself, so that 
what you're really doing is 
re-exploring the possibili- 
ties of narrative and the 
ways in which human 
behavior can develop. I 
think that's very clever. I 
like it." 

Despite electronic infor- 
mation services and other 
distractions, the book will 

because on one level it sim- 
ply stores information — 
like an auto repair manual 

— and on another level it 
records the culture that 
produced it, stimulates the 
imagination, and speaks to 
deep spiritual needs, Dr. 
West said. 

West says the field of 
book history is currently 
populated by an unusual 
mix of art historians, Eng- 
lish professors, economists 
librarians, book preserva- 
tionists, antiquarian book 
dealers and collectors, and 

"If s messy, and I like it 
that way," says West. "We 
don't yet have departments 
of book history, and I hope 
we never do, because as 
soon as we do, we'll begin 
to spend a great deal of 
time deciding who can 
play the game, and who 
can't, and what the rules 
are. Right now, if s a wide 
open field and everybody's 

— Alan Janesch 




University researchers have devel- 
oped a worker-oriented counseling 
tool to help displaced military base or 
shipyard employees find new jobs. 

The tool consols ol databases and 
software that assist a counselor in eval- 
uating a workef s areas of competence 
including knowledge, skills .ind abili- 
ties (KSAs), and identifying matches ' 
between those KSAs and actual or 
anticipated jnb openings. It also aids in 
identifying re-training needs. 

Called STEP-UP, for Skills Training 
and Employment Program for Upgrad- 
ing Personnel, the system was devel- 
oped for the Philadelphia Naval Ship- 
yard and Base which is scheduled for 
final closure September 1996. 

STEP-UP was developed by a team 
headed by Robert J. Vance, associate 
director of the Center for Applied 
Behavioral Sciences, and David V. 

database management system, which 
hasa Windows puint-ancl-click format. 

The system enables a worker to 
leave a counseling session with a list of 
his or her competencies, KSAs and 
training history that can serve as the 
basis or a resume tailored specifically to 
jobs the system identified as a match. 

Pre-divorce circumstances 
affect child adjustment 

The long-term effects of divorce on chil- 
dren depend on the amount of parental 
conflict prior to separation, a University 
sociologist said. 

"Children from marriages where 
there is little pre-divorce parental con- 
flict suffer far more than offspring 
whose parents fight often and severe- 
ly," Alan Booth, professor of sociology 
and human development, said. 

Dr. Booth and his colleagues found 
that young adults from low-conflict 
homes that experienced a divorce 
reported less happiness, more psycho- 
logical distress, fewer close friends and 
relatives, and lower quality in their 
own marital relationships than individ- 
uals whose parents quarreled bitterly 
before the divorce. 

"Children from low pre-divorce 
conflict homes seem to react with shock 
and disbelief," he said. 'Tor them, 
divorce represents an unwelcome 
event, a loss of resources with no com- 

pensating gain." 

Those who escape high-conflict 
families through divorce do nearly as 
well as offspring who grow up in intact 
low-conflict homes. For these individu- 
als, divorce can be a relief since it res- 
cues them from a hostile, dysfunctional 
and perhaps abusive environment 

H o Intercom 

'*■ August 31, 1995 




New program offers 

The new Certificate in Writing 
Social Commentary offers stu- 
dents an opportunity to develop 
their writing skills and earn a 
Penn State certificate without 
ever leaving home. 

Composed of seven, three- 
credit courses, the certificate pro- 
gram is available through the 
College of the Liberal Arts. 
Designed for people who want to 
develop their writing skills and 
enhance their understanding of 
the form and content of social 
commentary, all courses required 
for the certificate are available 
through the Independent Learn- 
ing Program in the Department 
of Distance Education. 

"Students can gain a great 
deal of influence in expanding 
the knowledge of the populous 
through learning to write about 
contemporary issues," said 
Robert Cannon, associate profes- 
sor of English, who teaches one of 
the courses in the certificate pro- 
gram. Students also learn how to 
write query letters to publishers. 

A major advantage of the pro- 
gram is that people can enroll 
wherever they are and the credits 
are transferable to associate and 
baccalaureate degree programs in 
many fields. 

Some of the courses available 
in the program are English 015, 
focusing on writing mechanics; 
Philosophy 010; English 001, 
dealing with critical thinking; 
and a variety of sociology and 
English courses that help stu- 
dents develop an analytic and 
conceptual understanding of 
modern society and social affairs. 

The certificate program is one 
of 11 offered by Independent 
Learning.Students receive a 
study guide, textbooks and other 
course materials through 
the mail, and submit their lessons 
by mail. Penn State instructors 
provide feedback, grade stu- 
dents' work and guide their 

Back In lull force 

Penn Staters 

r students in the 

Z.T. Bieniawski, professor of mineral 
engineering, presented six invited lec- 
tures on a series of topics in Japan. He 
spoke at the universities of Tokyo and 
Kyoto and Obayashi and Taisei corpora- 
tions, as well as to the Power Reactor and 
Nuclear Fuel Corp. of Japan. 

James Lynch, professor of forest hydrol- 
ogy, has been elected to a one-year term 
as chairman of the National Atmospher- 
ic Deposition Program/National Trends 
Network, which oversees the collection 
and analysis of acid rain in the United 

Digby D. Macdonald, professor of mate- 
rials science and engineering and direc- 
tor for the Center for Advanced Materi- 
als, was recently elected as a Fellow of 
The Electrochemical Society in recogni- 
tion of his contributions and service. 

Ruth Ann Mears, extension agent in 
Clarion County, received the 1995 Out- 
standing Professional Award horn the 
Pennsylvania Association of Family and 
Consumer Sciences. 

Stanley Pennypacker, professor of plant 

pathology, has been appointed to a sec- 
ond three-year term as treasurer of the 
American Phytopathological Society. 

Barbara M. Shannon, dean of the Col- 
lege of Health and Human Development 
and distinguished professor of nutrition, 
has been elected a Fellow of the Society 
for Nutrition Education. The honor rec- 
ognizes her "lifelong and outstanding 
leadership in and contribution to nutri- 
tion education." 



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September 7, 1995 

Volume 25, Number 4 

"Venn State serves a broad community and I 
want to get out and meet that community." 

Angelique Deas, (left) a Ireshman, presider 
lor Minority Engineering Program, fill their r. 
lege of Engineering picnic al Beaver Sladiu 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

Spanier to crisscross state 
with tour of campuses 

As a way of reaching out to 
Pennsylvanians and devel- 
oping stronger partner- 
ships with communities across the 
state, Penn State's new president is 
planning a yearlong tour that will 
take him to all corners of the Com- 

Beginning Sept. 20, Penn State 
President Graham B. Spanier will 
embark on a- tour that encompass- 
es all of the University's 23 loca- 
tions, a number of its 67 extension 
offices and visits to businesses, 
high schools and civic organiza- 
tions within those areas. 

The tour is part of the new pres- 
ident's statewide initiative to reded- 
icate the University to the people it 
serves and to reinforce Penn State's 
commitment to its diverse con- 
stituency. The visits will also pro- 
vide opportunities for citizens to 
express their views and increase 
their understanding of Penn State 

"The University is an integral 
part of each community 
where it is located and we 
must continue to work within 
these communities to help 
solve the problems that we 
all face together." 

— President Graham B. Spanier 

and higher education in general. 

"Penn State serves a broad 
community and I want to get out 
and meet that community," Dr. 
Spanier said. "Penn State is a vital 
resource for many constituencies 
throughout the state. From our 
continuing education programs, to 
our county extension offices, to our 
economic development partner- 
See "Tour" on page 3 

University representatives 
testify in favor of tuition benefit 

Penn State's tuition reduction program 
is a cost-effective way of helping Penn 
State employees do their jobs better and 
of recruiting high-quality faculty and 
staff, John A. Brighton, executive vice 
president and provost, testified Aug. 29 
before a state House of Representatives 
select committee. 

"At Penn State, our business is edu- 
cation," Dr. Brighton told the commit- 
tee. "As such, it is imperative that our 
employees embrace the value of educa- 
tion so that they will better support the 
needs of the students who come here 
for that purpose. It is also important for 
us to demonstrate that we value and are 
willing to invest in the people who 
work at Penn State — invest in what 
they contribute to the working environ- 

ment, and also contribute to their col- 
lective sense ol our educational values," 

In his testimony. Dr. Brighton 
emphasized that the advantages of the 
tuition discount program, although it is 
a small part of the overall benefits pack- 
age, "far exceed the costs" of the pro- 
gram. He also pointed out that the 
largest share of the program last year — 
73 percent of the grants — were used by 
Penn State staff and their dependents, 
Only 27 percent of the grants were used 
by faculty and their dependents, 

If the tuition reduction program 
were eliminated, Dr. Brighton said, 
Penn State would incur additional costs 
in recruiting high-quality faculty and 
staff and would have to change the mix 
See "Benefit" on page 2 

&he Board of Trustees 

of The Pennsylvania State University 

cordially invites faculty, staff, students, alumni and 

friends of the University 
to an inaugural State of the University address by 

Qyraham CM. Cjpanier 

sixteenth President of the University 

in Eisenhower Auditorium 

on the University Park Campus 

Friday, September 15, 1995 

at 3 p.m. 

An informal reception will follow immediately in 
the Hetzel Union Building (HUB) Ballroom. 

Parking for visitors will be available free in 

mitor spaces, HUB or Visual Arts Building 
lots, or any blue or orange signed lots. 

needing wi im «' acwmwttlion w h»« <n*slion 

September 7, 1995 

Organization celebrates first decade of service 

r ■ ihe Center for Women Shirlwntc rru/ci ,..„:» " — 

The Center Jbr Women Students (CWS), a unit 
of Student Affairs, is celebrating its 10th 
anniversary throughout September with a 
series of educational programs, documentaries and 
discussions, and with an open house/reception from 
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The open 
house/reception will be held in 102/120 Boucke 
Building. All students, faculty, staff and communi- 
ty residents are invited to attend the celebration. 

"September is an important time for the CWS, as 
we mark our 10 years of contributions to the equity 
safety and well-being of women students at Penn 
State," Sabrina C. Chapman, center director and 
affiliate assistant professor of sociology and wom- 
en's studies, said. "We celebrate the fact that 
through the years, the CWS has made a positive dif- 
ference in the lives of many students and influenced 
the collective life of the University as well." 

In 1983 the Commission for Women recom- 
mended to then President Bryce Jordan that a Cen- 
ter for Women Students be established, with the 
concept of providing a central place for meeting the 
needs of women students. Opening in the fall 
semester of 1985, CWS was designed as a point of 
entry for women whose concerns could be handled 
directly or referred to appropriate units in the Uni- 
versity or the community. 

"Working within the broad focus of women's 
concerns, virtually all of the CWS programs and ser- 
vices reflect efforts to promote diversity, multicul- 
turalism and intergroup understanding," Ms. Chap- 
man said. The center identifies its six primary 
responsibilities as follows: 

■ Advocacy: Center staff and members are 
advocates on behalf of all women students, bringing 
to the attention of the university the problems and 

"September is an important time 
for the CWS, as we mark our 10 years 
of contributions to the equity, safety 
and well-being of women students at 
Penn State." 

Sabrina C. Chapman 

center director and 

affiliate assistant professor of 

sociology and women's studies 

issues of women students. These include classroom 
environment, institutionalized sexism, sex-based 
discrimination, violence against women and other 
conditions which impede women students' person- 
al and academic development. 

■ Information: The center provides information 
about women's issues to the university and to indi- 
vidual students; it publicizes widely all programs 
and services for women and makes available current 
written materials about women. 

■ Educational Programs: The center offers pro- 
grams for and about women and women's issues 
and coordinates the offering of such programs bv 
other groups. ' 

■ Services and Referrals: The center assists stu- 
dents seeking help or refers them to appropriate 
helping agencies. CWS is a place where women stu- 
dents can find support and assistance from the CWS 
staff and from other women. 

■ Coordination with Croups: The center works 
closely, cooperatively and extensively with other 
units and programs concerned with women includ- 
ing the Women's Studies, Penn State's Commission 

for Women and the Women in the Sciences and 
Engineering Institute (WISE). 

■ Liaison with Campuses: The center is a 
resource for Penn State's other campuses on matters 
concerning women students. 

"Our work is challenging because relationships 
between women and men have, more often than not, 
been characterized by asymmetry, by power imbal- 
ances and by the absence of mutuality/reciprocity " 
Ms. Chapman said. "Among our most difficult 
issues have been sex-role stereotyping, sexual 
harassment and sexual abuse/assault. 

'The end result often has been estrangement 
polarization and victimization. However, we envi- 
sion a different way of interacting as women and 
men strive toward gender reconciliation through 
social justice." 

CWS is located in 102 Boucke Building and is 
open from 8 a.m.- noon and 1 p.m,5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. The CWS Resource Room is avail- 
able daily for gathering, studying and meeting pur- 
poses and is used throughout the year for educa- 
tional programming, including film and discussion 
events, open -houses and speaker receptions The 
CWS also has an extensive collection of bibliograph- 
ic and written materials on women's topics and 

CWS staff members include: 
Ms. Chapman, director and affiliate assistant 
professor of sociology and women's studies; Patricia 
Johnstone, assistant director, sexual assault educa 
tion; Susan D. DelPonte, staff assistant; Laurie L 
Cohen, office assistant; and Amanda L. Collines 
graduate assistant. 
863-2027" Ore inf ° rmaHon ab °u'.the CWS call (814) 

Benefit - 

continued from page 1 

of its benefits package. 'There is no benefit offered to 
our employees, in my view, that is more effective in 
terms of the value to the University," he said. 

Along with representatives of other universities, 
Dr. Brighton testified last week before the five-mem- 
ber House Select Committee on Higher Education 
which in late July began a series of hearings on vari- 
ous practices of colleges and universities. The com- 
mittee's chairman, state Rep. John Lawless (R-Mont- 
gomery County), believes that tuition reduction 
programs should be eliminated or drastically reduced 
Rep. Lawless claimed that 99 percent of his con- 
shtuents believe tuition reduction programs should be 
ended. "If s time to do away with these freebies " he 

Rep. Lawless has also called for ending tenure 
curtailing sabbatical leaves, requiring faculty to work 
a full 12-month year at their current salary levels 
and reducing travel by university personnel {Inter- 
com, Aug. 3). 

Dr. Brighton and the other university represen- 
tatives emphasized that tuition discount programs 
help attract high-quality faculty and staff. Be-cause 
Penn State's quality and reputation is determined 
nrst and foremost" by its faculty, Dr. Brighton said 
the University "must do everything we can in an 
increasingly intense, competitive environment to 
succeed in recruiting the best faculty. This program 
helps us to do that." 6 

The program is also highly valued by the staff he 
said^ Generally, our staff salaries at the University 
are lower than those in the private sector. So the 
tuition reduction assists us in recruiting and retain- 

Facts and Figures about Tuition Discounts at Penn State 

■ Penn Stale employees, their spouses and their unman 
ried children are eligible foi a 75 percent discount on 
luilion. Because Penn Stale cannot ofiei salanes that are 
competitive with those ol the corporate woild this benefit 
helps Penn State attract and retain high-quality employ- 
ees and helps boost the quality of the Commonwealth's 
current and fulure work force. 

■ The benelil is ngj portable to other institutions. 

■ More staff than laculty use the tuition discount program. 
In 1994-95, more than two-thirds ot the dollar value of the 
tuition discount (67.4 percent) benefited dependent ol 
non-academic employees. Only about one-fourth of all 
laculty used the benelit either lor themselves or for their 

■ Only 12.1 percent of the dollar value of the tuition dis- 

count ,n 1994-95 was used by Penn State employees 
themselves. Most of it — 67.9 percent - was used bv 

■ More than halt of the people using the tuition discount 
program are children of Penn State employees In 1994- 
95. of all 3.699 individuals using the tuition discount pro- 
gram, 2,051 were children ol Penn Stale employees Only 

■ Although tuition discounts do represent $8.6 million the 
Penn State would otherwise receive in tuition payments 
extending Ihe benefit doesn't have that large an impact o 
direct costs. If the benefit were removed, it would cost 
Penn Stale — in salanes that would have to be boosted 
substantially to attract and retain highly qualified faculty 

d staff 

ing a quality staff for the University in a cost-effec- 

Tuition reduction and waiver programs are com- 
mon in higher education and in the private sector 
Dr I Brighton said. "In fact, a 1983 study of Fortune 
1000 companies found that 96 percent had tuition 
reimbursement plans. These companies represent 
almost one-quarter of the private-sector labor force " 

When the committee chairman said that private 
firms in the state do not extend tuition reimburse- 
ment benefits to their employees' spouses and 
dependents, Dr. Brighton suggested that the com- 
mittee "encourage them to do just that." Such a 
change in private-sector and state employee benefits 
packages could have great advantages for their 
employees and for the entire commonwealth Dr 

Brighton suggested. 

Other higher education institutions represented 
at the Aug. 28-29 hearing were Temple University, 
the University of Pittsburgh, Lincoln. University, the 
State System of Higher Education and the American 
Association of University Professors. Also testifying 
were representatives of the state auditor general's 
office, the Wissahickon Taxpayers' Association and 
the Colonial United Taxpayers' Association 

Additional hearings are also planned, including 
one this fall on teaching loads and travel. Rep. Law- 
less believes that faculty don't spend enough time in 
the classroom, and that college and university trav- 
el costs are excessive. 


September 7, 1994 

President Spanier moves into high gear 

Spanier watchers may think he's everywhere 
these days, but actually, his calendar shows a 
thoughtful balance of learning, listening, advising 
and making University-wide decisions. Only one 
week into his tenure, Dr. Spanier has already met 
with advisory groups from most of the Universi- 
ty's constituencies — USG and the student leader- 
ship, alumni groups, community organizations, 
budget officers, legislators and faculty. 

"In our Faculty Advisory Committee meet- 
ings, the president has clear that he is 
committed to a collegial relationship with the 
Faculty Senate and that he does not want to have 
a "we-they" relationship between faculty and 
administrators," Peter C. Jurs, professor of chem- 
istry and chair of the Faculty Senate, said. 

Dr. Spanier met twice with the Faculty Advi- 
sory Committee this sum- 
mer during his transition 
period and began regular- 
ly scheduled meetings last 
week. He will meet with 
FAC on a six-week sched- 
ule throughout the fall 
and- will begin monthly 
meetings in January. 
Members of the FAC 
include the Senate past- 
chair, the chair, the chair- 
elect, the Senate secretary 
and three members elected 
by the Senate. 

On Today's Agenda ... 

■ Centre County United Way Kickoff, keynote 

■ Discussions with Daily Collegian reporter 


■ Meeting with athletic coaching staff 

■ State College-Bcllefome ninth-grade football 

■ Lunch with several faculty members 

■ Meeting with campus architect 

■ College of Communications Board of Visitors 
and Alumni Council reception 

community and saving some time for his family." who welcomed him 

Dr. Spanier was the keynote speaker for the between, he made ti 

Centre County United Way today and met with "tion meetings for his 

Heritage I, a group of area Realtors. He also had and fit in three gamt 
a visit from campus day care children last week, 

with cards and cookies, In 
ne to attend school orienta- 
rhildren, Brian and Hadley, 
of racquetball with friends. 

which are focused on aca- 
demic issues, have been 
quite frank, open and 
wide-ranging. He is doing 
a lot of listening and 
wants to hear what is on 
the minds of the faculty. 
As the University commu- 
nity knows, the president n *' 
is committed to E-mail and Joan 

, project s 

5 the Pennsylvania Commis 

has an open door policy. boc ' 
Should the need arise, we e » lh — 
will feel comfortable bring- 
ing issues to his attention at any time. 

Graham Spanier prepare to d 


Dr. Spanier is scheduled to address the open- 
ing session of the Faculty Senate on Sept. 12. 

Other faculty initiatives by the president are a 
series of lunch meetings with Evan Pugh Profes- 
sors and other distinguished faculty and meet- 
ings with college executive committees, followed 
by informal faculty receptions. So far, he has met 
with Dean J.D. Hammond of The Smeal College 
of Business Administration faculty and is sched- 
uled to meet with Dean )ohn A. Dutton and the 
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences faculty 
next week. 

"Everyone wants to meet Dr Spanier," Car- 
olyn Dolbin, administrative assistant to the pres- 
ident who keeps his calendar, said. "He has made ' 
it a priority to meet with the whole spectrum of 
Penn State. In addition to meeting with Penn 
State constituents, such as attending the state Sen- 
ate Democrats leadership dinner next week and 
meeting faculty and student groups, he has 
scheduled time to talk to reporters and former 
colleagues. He is also getting settled into the 


er education will result 
the state's most vital 
educated citizenry and a well-pre- 
pared work force." 

As Pennsylvania's land-grant 
institution, founded in 1855, Penn 
State has conferred more than 400,000 
degrees. There are more than 330,000 
active alumni and Penn State boasts 
the largest dues-paying alumni associ- 
ation in the country with more than 
130,000 members. 

Dr. Spanier hopes to promote a 
spirit of cooperation throughout Penn- 
sylvania and plans to meet with alum- 
ni, community and business leaders, 
parents, high school students, mem- 
bers of the agricultural community, 
and faculty, administrators, staff and 
students at Penn State locations across 
the state. 

This Pennsylvania initiative is 

n on Sentencing in the Department of similar to a program Dr. Spanier 

racquetball court. Dr. Spanier is a racquetball undertook as chancellor of the Univer- 

Photo:GregGrieco sit Y of Nebraska-Lincoln when he 

blanketed the state of Nebraska. 

The statewide tour is only the 
first, component of Dr. Spanier's outreach initia- 
tive. Other components still being worked out 
include a legislative forum to discuss serious 
issues in higher education and listening sessions in 
communities around the state. 

His tour schedule for the Fall Semester follows: 

■ Sept. 20 — Fayette Campus (Fayette County) 

■ Sept. 29 — DuBois Campus (Clearfield County) 

■ Oct. 12 — Mont Alto Campus (Franklin Coun- 
ty) - 

■ Oct. 25 — Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 
(Erie County) 

■ Nov. 2 — Delaware County Campus (Delaware 

■ Nov. 8 — Hazleton Campus (Luzerne County) 

■ Nov. 9 _ Schuylkill Campus (Schuylkill Coun- 

■ Nov. 21 — Altoona Campus (Blair County) 

■ Dec. 1 — Beaver Campus (Beaver County) 

■ Dec. 7 — Shenango Campus (Mercer County) 
— Lisa M. Rosellini 

continued from page 1 

ships with Pennsylvania businesses, we touch 
tremendous number of lives and provide oppo 
tunities and hope to a vast population." 

As an example of some of Penn State's 
prominent programs. Dr. Spanier cites Penn 
State's involvement in 4-H, which reaches 
than 150,000 youths in the state. In 1994, through 
its Cooperative Extension Offices, the University 
had more than 1.1 million face-to-face contacl 
with people, and more than 3 million peopl 
Pennsylvania are served by programs originating 
in Penn State's colleges and specialized units. In 
addition, Penn State programs and services bene- 
fit more than 3,000 public, business and industry 
organizations across the state. 

"These programs and many others like them 
serve people well beyond our "campuses," Dr. 
Spanier said. "The University is an integral part of 
each community where it is located and we must 
continue to work within these communities to 
help solve the problems that we all face together. 

"The people of this state have a stake in this 
institution," he said. "Erosion of support for high- 

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^ September 7, 1995 

Throughout history, presidents 
give strong leadership message 

From the lecture-like speech of Evan Pugh 
on the rigors of responsibility given to a 
sparse student body in 1860 to the chal- 
lenge posed by Joab Thomas to turn the 
crises of the 1990s into the opportunities of 
the '90s, the State of the University Addresses at 
Penn State have been as varied and intriguing as 
the University's 15 presidents themselves. 

Making his inaugural Stale of the University 
Address on Sept. 15 will be the 16th man to lead the 
University — Graham B. Spanier. Looking back 
over history, he could have a tough act to follow. 

State of the University Addresses have long 
been a tradition at Penn State and most other uni- 
versities across the nation. Seen as a rallying point 
for members of the university community. State of 
the University Addresses take many forms from 
"vision" speeches to "agenda" speeches. As time 
passes, some are lost forever to the archives, but 
some are so memorable they're destined to be 
recalled for years to come. 

Like the inaugural address given by John M. 
Thomas, Penn State's ninth president who served 
from 1921-1925. 

Before a crowd that included Gov. William 
Sproul, representatives from 120 colleges and uni- 
versities and the chief justice of the Pennsylvania 
Supreme Court, John Thomas dropped a bombshell 
that would mark the beginning of the end of his 
career as president of what was then The Pennsyl- 
vania State College. 

In a prophetic speech that has been called every- 
thing from "bold" to "stirring" to "tactless," John 
Thomas flatly stated that The Pennsylvania State 
College should be converted to the state university. 
His words were the equivalent of a verbal snub to 
the other institutions across the state and his daring 
speech lobbed a political hot potato into the laps of 
state legislators. 

"77ie time has now come when this college should 
frankly assume the name and function which its present 
strength and service iustifv, and become in name as it is 
now in fact. The Pennsylvania State University." he 
said. "There is no example in the history of American 
higher education, of a large and successful state universi- 
ty built upon a private foundation. 

"In this learned company I make that statement 
without fear of challenge" he said. "You cannot inject 
the quality and genius of the American state university 
into an old established institution fathered In/ private ' 
motive and developed under private control." 

Despite the fact that the Penn State Alumni Neivs 
of that month reported that John Thomas' state- 
ments were received "with great enthusiasm by the 
hundreds of students and alumni who attended," it 
was not so with his opponents in the state Legisla- 
ture and elsewhere. The four years of his tenure as 
president were fraught with budgetary problems, as 
legislators fought his every request. In frustration, 
John Thomas resigned his post to become president 
of Rutgers University, just four years after deliver- 
ing his unforgettable message — a visionary state- 
ment that took 32 years to accomplish. 

"State of the University Addresses are often 
used by presidents to send a strong message of 
leadership to both internal and external audiences," 
Roz Heibert, director of public affairs for the 
National Association of State Universities and Land 
Grant Colleges, said. "Given most often at the 
beginning of an academic year, it is a serious 
attempt to imbue a spirit of cooperation. Like the 
beginning of a football game at the kickoff where 
everyone stands up and yells 'Go team.'" 

Much like the 1984 speech presented by Bryce 

Where to catch the address 

Arrangements are being made for viewing the 
live broadcast (3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15) of Presi- 
dent Spanier's State of the University Address 
at the following Penn State locations: 
ABINGTON-OGONTZ — Conference Center. 
ALLENTOWN (at Fogelsville) — Room 111-5 S 6. 
ALTOONA — Community Arts Center Conference 

BEAVER (at Monacal — Laboratory Classroom Build- 
ing Auditonum. 

BERKS (at Reading) — Perkins Studenl Center Audi- 

DELAWARE COUNTY (at Media) - Commons Build- 
ing, large Conference Room 
DUBOIS — Hrller Building Auditorium. 

FAYETTE (at Uniontown) — 103 Eberly Building. 
GREAT VALLEY (at Malvern) — Room 129-130. 
HARRISBURG — CHmstead Building Auditorium. 
Room 214. 

HAZLETON — Chestnut Cottage Conference Room 
HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER - College ol Medicine 
Lecture Room C 

McKEESPORT - Room 1 1 7 Frable Conference Center. 
MONT ALTO — Room 108 General Studies Building. 
NEW KENSINGTON - Campus Art Gallery. 
SCHUYLKILL (at Schuylkill Haven) - Classroom 
Building Conference Center. 
SHENANGO (at Sharon) — Room 215 Sharon Hall. 
WILKES-BARRE (at Lehman) - Fortinsky Aud.. Bell 
Atlantic Center tor Technology Building. 
Study'Learning Cenler "Quiet Lounge." 
YORK — Conference Center. 

Jordan, which sought to pull faculty and staff 
together in the quest for more state funding. In his 
speech, he told members of the University commu- 
nity to "be prepared to take some risks." 

"We must not only pursue increased funding from 
the public and private sectors, but also manage the insti- 
tutions creatively and efficiently," he said. "The degree to 
which we are successful in our own management will 1 
believe, have an effect on the levels of support we will 
earn from the slate, the federal government and our 
alumni and friends." 

"An address to the entire university community 
that in essence lays out a plan for the ongoing of the 
university and its improvement tends to bring peo- 
ple's minds back to where the university should be 
heading," Dr. Jordan, who served as Penn State's 
14th president, said. "It also enables the speech 
giver to focus on his own thoughts about what 
ought to happen." 

Dr. Jordan, whose tenure as president lasted 
from 1983-1990, said that it's "good discipline" for 
busy university presidents lo force themselves to 
think in-depth about what direction the institution 
should take. 

One of his predecessors, Eric Walker, Penn 
State's 12th president, kicked off his 14-year tenure 

Eric Walker. Penn Stale's 12th president giving his 1957 
inaugural address Or. Walker discussed the need lo 
expand the University's research capabilities. 

by mapping out a plan to increase enrollment and 
boost research "in every area of the educative 

"Preparation for a speech of this magnitude and 
importance forces you to really contemplate and 
plan where your institution should be going," Dr. 
Jordan said. "It is.invaluable and people can return 
to that speech and use it as a blueprint for action." 

And that s the key, says Terry Denbow, vice 
president for University Relations at Michigan 
State. Speeches of this nature should not only 
reflect on the past, but should look to the future 
and contain some "nugget" of information about 
the path the university plans to take. 

Mr. Denbow, who has seen his share of State of 
the University Addresses, is a former writer/editor 
in Penn State's Department of Public Information, 
and also served under Joab Thomas at the Univer- 
sity of Alabama before going to MSU. 

"If s got to have news in it. There must be 
something in it that will make people come to hear 
it because they're afraid they're going to miss 
something if they don't," he said. "Those are the 
most effective speeches." 

That sage advice was followed. in 1991 by Joab 
Thomas in his first State of the University address 
when he not only outlined Penn State's most 
pressing problems, but also announced several 
new initiatives to back his commitment to improv- 
ing undergraduate education. 

Dr. Thomas, Penn State's 15th president, was 
not shy about pointing out that Penn State faced 
several problems, among them a space crunch and 
a serious decline in state support. 

"The most obvious and serious obstacle ... is limited 
space. As an emergency measure, 1 propose to use the 
bonding capacity of the University along with private 
fund-raising activities to initiate a few projects immedi- 
ately .-Whenever possible we hope to use funds from 
bonds and private fund-raising activities to leverage 
additional dollars from both the state and other 

Under Joab Thomas' tenure, the University 
undertook more than $314 million in construction. 

In that same address, Dr. Thomas also outlined 
his plans for boosting the teaching-learning envi- 
ronment, by offering several incentive grant pro- 
grams that are still in place today. 

"My sense is that university presidents from 
the beginning of time have stood up before their 
campus communities and delivered a message of 
leadership and the message that they want their 
academic community to speak with one voice, 
share the same goals, same values and same cul- 
ture," Ms'. Heibert said. "And the university com- 
munity has listened and if the message was good, 
rallied behind their president." 

The University community is invited to attend 
the upcoming State of the University Address. See 
page 1 for details. 

— Lisa M. Rosellini 


September 7, 1995 

'Weather Pages' is top Web site 

The College of Earth and Min- 
eral Sciences' "Weather 
Pages" on the World Wide 
Web has been recognized as a "Top 
5 Percent Web Site" by Point Com- 
munications Corp. in their Point 

Point Communications surveys 
thousands of Web sites, rating 
them on content, presentation and 
experience on a scale of to 49. The 
"Weather Pages" received a 38 in 
content, a 28 in presentation and a 
36 in experience. Experience rates 
the feelings of the person viewing 
the site rather than the credentials 
of the site owner. 

■ Robert Hart, recent graduate 
and incoming graduate student in 
meteorology, is responsible for the 
"Weather Pages" site at URL 

■ Tim Robinson, instructor in 
the College of Earth and Mineral 
Sciences and designer of its Web 
pages, notes that being named 
among the top 5 percent of all Web 
sites is a significant recognition. 

Statistics for the EMS home 
page for the most recently available 
week indicate 52,396 requests for 
documents from the site. 

"The 10 most visited pages of the 
EMS World Wide Web site are all 
weather pages," Mr. Robinson said. 

Professor honored with Noll excellence award 

Peter Jurs, professor of chem- 
istry, is the winner of the 1995 
C. I. Noll Award for Excel- 
lence in Teaching. 

Sponsored by the Eberly 
College of Science Student 
Council and Alumni Society, 
the award is the college's 
highest honor for undergrad- 
uate teaching. The winner is 
chosen by a committee of stu- 
dents and faculty from nomi- 
nees suggested by students, 
faculty and alumni. 

Dr. Jurs has taught cours- 
es at Penn State ranging 
throughout the chemistry Peter Jurs 
curriculum. He is particularly 

well known for aggressively promoting a technique to free 
students from excessive note taking in the introductory 
chemistry course required of science, engineering and relat- 
ed majors. Students consistently rate him among the Uni- 
versity's most-highly ranked teachers and comment on the 
clarity, organization and interest of his lectures; on his rel- 
evant and interesting in-class demonstrations; and on his 
enthusiasm, humor and commitment to students. 

Dr. Jurs has been an active participant in the planning 
and implementation of change in the undergraduate chem- 
istry program. 

Dr. Jurs joined the Penn State faculty as an assistant pro- 
fessor of chemistry in 1969 and was promoted to associate 
professor in 1972 and to professor in 1978. He served the 
Department of Chemistry as assistant head for graduate 
education from 1987 to 1989, and was named assistant head 
for undergraduate education in July 1995. He has been a 
member of the University Faculty Senate since 1979 and 
now serves as its chairman. 

In his research, he applies computer methods to chem- 
ical and biological problems involving the rd.itinnship of a 
material's chemical structure to its physical and analytical 

His work has applications in pharmaceuticals, herbi- 
cides, pesticides and olfactory stimulants, and could lead to 
an understanding of the toxic, mutagenic or carcinogenic 
effects of many chemical compounds. He has mentored 
approximately 40 M.S. and Ph.D. recipients and also has 
been a research adviser for several undergraduate students, 
three of whom have co-authored research publications with 

Dr. Jurs earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at Stan- 
ford University in 1965 and a doctoral degree in chemistry 
at the University of Washington in 1969. He was a visiting 
associate professor of chemistry at Stanford University in 
1975 and 1977 and served as director of the National Science 
Foundation Analytical and Surface Chemistry Program 
from 1983 to 1984. 

He has held numerous consultancies and memberships 
on editorial and advisory boards and currently is a mem- 
ber of the editorial advisory boards of Intelligent Instruments 
and Computers, ChemTcch and the journal of Medicinal Chem- 
istry. He also is a member of the McGraw-Hill Series in 
Advanced Chemistry advisory board and the Chemical 
Abstracts Service research advisory council. He has served 
as director of the Chemical Analysis Program of the Chem- 
istry Division of the National Science Foundation. He was 
honored with the Merk Award for Faculty Development in 
1970 and the American Chemical Society Award for Com- 
puters in Chemistry in 1990. 

He is the author or co-author of approximately 200 
scholarly publications, including a textbook titled Comput- 
er Software Applications in Chemistry, which is an outgrowth 
of one of the new courses he developed and taught at Penn 

Mathematics professor 
wins Lester Ford award 

The Mathematical Association of 
America has honored William C. 
Waterhouse, professor of mathe- 
matics, with the 1995 Lester R. 
Ford Award. The award is given 
annually to the authors of the 
best expository articles published 
in the American Mathematical 

Dr, Waterhouse was selected 
for his paper titled "A Coun- 
terexample for Germain," which 
appeared in the February 1994 
issue of the journal, The paper, 
which has been described as a 
"historical and mathematical 
detective story," concerns corre- 
spondence during the beginning 
of the nineteenth century 
between two mathematicians, 
one a man and the other a woman 
who originally wrote under a 
male pseudonym to hide her 
female identity. 

Instructor cited for 
excellence in teaching 

Renee Gittler, An instructor in 
chemistry, has been awarded the 
1995 Allentown Campus Teach- 
ing Excellence Award. Each year 
a faculty member of the campus 
is recognized for outstanding 
teaching. Ms. Gittler is a senior 
lecturer in chemistry and has 
taught'at Penn State Allentown 
for more than 20 years. She is 
chairperson of the faculty adviso- 
ry committee and past officer of 
the Allentown Campus Senate. 

Three in Physical Plant 
receive spirit award 

Three employees in the Office of 
Physical Plant have received the 
"Spirit of Physical Plant Award." 
Their names are now permanent- 
ly engraved on a plaque in the 
front lobby of the Physical Plant 

The winners are: Paul 
Carothers in the technical service 
category, with honorable men- 
tions going to Keith McWilliams 
and Gary Green. Mable Dolan 
won the janitorial category, with 
Martha Lansberry and Burma 
Cummo receiving an honorable 
mention. Greg Andersen won 
the staff category and honorable 
mentions went to Michael Reese 
and Kenneth Johnston. 

The "Spirit of Physical Plant 
Award," established in 1988 by J. 
C. Orr and Sons, is presented to 
OPP employees who are judged 
to best exemplify loyalty, profes- 
sionalism, integrity, dedication 
and respect for OPP and the cus- 
tomers they serve. 

Nominations for the award 
are solicited from the entire Uni- 
versity community-. This year, 
109 nominations were received. 

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Mont Alto administrator 
takes on additional duties 

William Curley, Penn State Mont Alto's director of 
continuing education, now wears two hats at the 
campus, having recently been promoted to director 
of business services as well. 

In his dual role, Mr. Curley will continue as 
director of continuing education, supervising a staff 
' ' of three to deliver 
Penn State undergrad- 
uate and graduate 
credit courses, non- 
credit and certificate- 
level programs, pro- 
fessional development 
and work force train- 
ing for area businesses 
and school districts. 
Additionally, he 

supervises a staff of 
1 5 employees respon- 
sible for maintenance 
and operation of a 
physical plant of 13 
buildings as well as 
upcoming projects such as the renovation of 
Emmanuel Chapel and construction of new pedes- 
trian and vehicular bridges at the campus entrance. 
A Penn Statealumnus, Mr. Curley holds master's 
and bachelors degrees in adult education and reha- 
bilitation education, respectively. Before coming to 
Mont Alto in 1990, he served as area representative 
for Penn State's State College Area Continuing Edu- 
cation office and as conference coordinator at the 
University's Keller Conference Center. 

Faculty/Staff alerts 

William Curley 

He chairs the Mont Alto campus marketing team 
and the administrative awards committee; he has co- 
chaired the Continuous Quality Improvement team; 
and serves on the strategic planning and budgeting 
and enrollment planning teams. 

Mr. Curley also serves as a resource for the 
Franklin County Health Care Consortium and is a 
member of Chambersburg Rotary. 

University Relations appoints 
interim executive director 

Bill Mahon, director of the Department of Public 
Information, has been named interim executive 
director of University Relations, by President 
Graham Spanier. 

Mr. Mahon, who 
has worked at the Uni- 
versity for 11 years, 
will oversee the 
departments of Public 
Information, Publica- 
tions, Marketing and 
Development Com- 
munication and Spe- 
cial Projects. The 
appointment is effec- 
tive Sept. I, and will 
continue while a 
national search takes 
place to fill the posi- 
tion of executive 
director of University Relations. Mr. Mahon is past 
president of the College and University Public Rela- 
tions Association of Pennsylvania, an .organization 
representing approximately 115 institutions. 

Mr. Mahon has a master's degree in speech 
communication from Penn State. He is a frequent 
speaker and has served as a conference chair for the 
Council for the Advancement and Support of Edu- 
cation, and is one of the founders of the Association 
of Opinion Page Editors. 

Editorial assistant 
joins University Libraries 

Pamela T. Peterson has been appointed editorial 
assistant in the University Libraries Public 
Information Office. Peterson is responsible 
for writing and 
designing various 
publications and for 
writing and distrib- 
uting pn 



holds a bachelor of 
arts degree in print 

Bill Mahon 

Pamela T. Peterson 

Penn State and for 
the last four years 
has worked as a staff 
assistant to the direc- 
tor of alumni and. 
public relations in 
the College of Com- 
University service includes 

Ms. Peters 
being a volunteer member of the 1993 Penn State 
United Way Publicity Committee and an assistant 
team leader of the 1994 Penn State United Way 

Library searching 
service hours for fall 

Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, and 
continuing through Wednesday, 
Dec. 13, the University Libraries Do- 
It- Yourself Searching Service will be 
available Monday and Wednesday 
evenings, 6 to 9 p.m., and Sunday 
afternoons, 2 to 5 p.m., in 105 East 
Pattee Library. 

This service gives students, fac- 
ulty and staff a chance to do their 
own computer searching using a 
choice of more than 150 dial-up 
databases in a variety of subjects. . 
Self-study guides provide users 
with the basic skills needed to do 
searches, but for best results users 
are advised to consult a librarian in 
their subject area. The search 
process is similar to CD-ROM 
searching but more databases are 
available, and it provides more 
years of coverage. For Penn State 
students, faculty and staff many 
searches are provided free of charge. 

For more information, contact 
the Pattee information Desk at (814) 
865-2112 or the Search Service Coor- 
dinator at (814) 865-3705. 

Student Fulbright 
deadline approaching 

ate students to submit an applica- 
tion for a Fulbright grant is Sept. 22. 
Applications for the grants, which 
support one year of teaching, study 
or research in the country of the 
applicant's choice, should be deliv- 
ered to the Undergraduate Fellow- 
ships Office, 312 Willard Building, 
on the University Park Campus. For 
more information, call (814) 863- 

Fellowship applications 

Applications for the Institute for the 
Arts and Humanistic Studies Facul- 
ty Research Fellowships, for which 
research or creative work will be 
accomplished from January through 
June 1996, are due at Ihlseng Cot- 
tage by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. For 
more information or a copy of the 
guidelines, call the institute at (814) 


There are now three avenues available 
to faculty, staff and students to com- 
municate maintenance issues, ques- 
tions, comments, special requests for 
improvements and to share informa- 
tion related to classroom environ- 
ments at Penn State. A summary of 
the communication services available, 

purpose of each and direction for use 

Classroom Hotline 
Call: 863-6000 
E-mail: opps@oas 

This hotline is manned 24 hours each 
day by the Service Desk at the Office 
of Physical Plant to accept information 
about maintenance deficiencies that 
need immediate attention in Universi- 
ty Park classrooms. 

Classroom Listserv 
This listserv is available to faculty, stu- 
dents and staff to communicate any 
issues, questions, comments, special 
requests and to share information 
related to classroom environments 
with members of the University-wide 
Classroom Improvement Committee 

University-wide Classroom 
Improvement Committee Office 

Call: (814) 865-4402 
Write: Deborah I. Howard, 209 Phys- 
ical Plant Building 

Faculty, staff or students are encour- 
aged to contact the secretary of the 
UCIC with questions, concerns and- 
special requests related to classroom 
improvement plans. Formal requests 
for minor renovations can be forward- 
ed by faculty or staff members for con- 
sideration by the UCIC. Requests will 

be reviewed by the UCIC on a month- 
ly basis. 

Enlightening lunch 

A brown-bag wellness series meets 
every other Thursday from noon-1 
p.m. in the Living Center (110 Hen- 
derson Building). There is no cost. To 
register for the following events, con- 
tact Jan Hawbaker at 865-3085 or 
Next in the series: 

■ Real meals for real (busy) 

If you are sometimes so busy that you 
feel like you "can't even think," much 
less prepare an evening meal, then this 
Sept. 14 discussion is for you. Learn 
how to prepare nutritious and flavor- 
ful meals with a minimum of time and 
effort (including clean up). Tips about 
shopping and storing food also will be 
discussed. Course: WEL 063 

■ AIDS Memorial Quilt 
The AIDS Quilt will be on display in 
Recreation Building from Sept 22-24. 
To learn more about the history of the 
quilt, come to this Sept. 21 program in 
110 Henderson Building (The Living 
Center). Quilters from the Centre 
County Quilting Project will also 
describe their experiences with 
sewing for the quilt. Course: WEL 


Celebrating a diverse 


A special section 

Fall 1995 

"Under my watch we will not tolerate episodes of racial, 
religious or sexual discrimination or harassment." 

— President Graham Spatiu 

President to build on already-strong commitment 

As I begin my term as 
president of Penn State, I'm 
encouraged by signs of 
increasing diversity at the 
University — including 
significant Increases in enrollment of 
people of color, greater outreach efforts in 
the Philadelphia area, programs aimed at 
retention, diversity in our alumni groups 
and a growing emphasis on international 

Penn State is committed to respect for 
people as individuals, something that is 
essential for our University today. Yet all 
institutions, no matter how successful, need 
to strengthen their efforts toward cultural 
diversity, sensitivity and understanding. I 
intend to lead the way at Penn State. I want 
to assure all in the Penn State community 
that under my watch we will not tolerate 
episodes of racial, religious or sexual 
discrimination or harassment. 

I want the University to be more 
human and compassionate. Intolerance 
toward people who are perceived to be 
different from ourselves can profoundly 
interfere with and erode efforts to increase 
the level of humanity at a university. 

What can we do to ensure that the 
University celebrates diversity? First, we 
must make such efforts an institutional 
priority. That's where leadership is key. 
Administrators must really care about the 
University's students, faculty and staff, and 
through their policies and their actions they 
must demonstrate their beliefs to everyone 
on campus. 

Similarly, faculty can convey an 
appreciation of diversity in their classes 
and in their many other interactions with 
students. Students can help each other 
learn to respect the differences among 
people who they encounter in classrooms, 
residence halls and their daily interactions 
on campus and in the local community. 

We can all set a good example on the 
job and in our personal lives. We can all 
work harder at being more human and 
more accessible, at attending events that 
celebrate diversity and at making friends 
with people who are different from us. A 
good starting point to an open and friendly 
campus is to make sure on a one-to-one 
basis that we respect and care about the 
people we encounter every day. 

Diversity presents opportunities that 
will enrich our lives enormously. 

University President Graham Spanier. who attended several orientation week events at (he 
University Park Campus including a pep rally for the football team, has made strengthening 
the University's commitment to diversity one of his goals. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

Philadelphia Extension 
works with 250,000 annually 

It has the highest percentage of 
minority participants of any Univer- 
sity program. 

It focuses on teaching agricultur- 
al sciences in the inner city. 

It is Penn State Cooperative 
Extension in Philadelphia. 

"We are touching some 250,000 
people annually in Philadelphia 
through Cooperative Extension pro- 
grams," said Elmore Hunter, 
Philadelphia County Extension 
agent and director of community 

"We offer a wide variety of pro- 
grams, including our nationally rec- 
ognized Urban Gardening Program, 
the 4-H Youth Program, the 
Expanded Food and Nutrition Pro- 
gram, Family Living Program and 
our Entomology Service. 

"Interest continues to grow in 
the city. And, with a larger staff, we 
could reach even more peqple." 

The Cooperative Extension 
Office, which currently has 20 staff 
members, is in the midst of moving 

to the University 's new Philadel- 
phia office in the Center for Human 
Advancement at 46th and Market 
streets. The Penn State Community 
Recruitment Center recently com- 
pleted its move to that location. 

"We are looking forward to the 
move," said Ermine Laud-Ham- 
mond, interim director of the 
Philadelphia Cooperative Extension 
Office. "In addition to giving us 
greater visibility, the move will 
enable us to work closer with the 
Community Recruitment Center 
staff.. Some of the youngsters in our 
4-H program are potential Universi- 
ty students and we will work 
toward identifying them." 

One of Cooperative Extension's 
most visible programs in the city is 
the Urban Gardening Program, a 
federally- funded program estab- 
lished in 1977. Philadelphia was 
one of six cities targeted for the pro- 
gram, which is designed to turn 

See "Philadelphia" on page 9 

Equal opportunity 
plan shows 
diversity at work 

Penn State's commitment to 
diversity and its support of 
diversity- related activities are 
detailed in the University's Plan for 
Equal Opportunity submitted to the 
Pennsylvania Department of Edu- 

More than 300 programs were 
conducted by colleges, departments 
and other units during the 1994- 
1995 academic year. 

Following are some highlights: 
One of the major initiatives of 
the Office of the Vice Provost for 
Educational Equity was full imple- 
mentation of the first strategic plan- 
ning process for diversity at Penn 
State. Each college and major non- 
academic unit was required to 
develop a preliminary and final 
strategic plan for diversity. 

■ ■■ 

A new five-year plan, which 
will help in achieving equal oppor- 
tunity, is being developed. 

■ ■■ 

The University's Equal Oppor- 
tunity Planning Committee (EOFC) 
awarded a total of $430,219 for spe- 
cial activities in the following seven 
major program categories: 

*■ Faculty/Staff Development 
(Programs included Youth Profes- 
sional Institute; HIV/Aids: Spread 
Facts Not Fear Workshops; Minori- 
ty Recruitment and Vita Bank.) 

> Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual 
Equity (Programs included Collo- 
quium Series; Lesbian, Gay and 
Bisexual Issues in Higher Educa- 
tion; Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual 
Equity at Penn State Erie, The 
Behrend College; Gay, Lesbian & 
Bisexual Resource Directory.) 

> Graduate Recruitment/ 
Retention (Programs included 
Graduate Minority Retention Fund; 
University Minority Graduate 
Recruitment, Retention and Profes- 
sional Development Program; 
Recruitment and Retention of Med- 
ical and Graduate Students.) 

> Multicultural Education 
(Programs included Cyril Griffith 
Speaker Series; Diversity Lecture 
Series; Crosscurrents: Africans and 
Germans in the Atlantic World; 

See "Activities" on page 9 

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° September 7, 1995 

Interest in Lambda alumni group is growing 

Response to the Penn State Alumni Associa- 
tion's Lambda Alumni Interest Group (AIG) 
has been greater than organizers hoped. 
The Lambda Alumni Interest Group for Penn 
State Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Alumni and Their 
Allies and Friends was officially approved as the 
association's fifth Alumni Interest Group in Sep- 
tember 1994. 

"Our first official function was a reception at 
the 1994 Arts Festival in State College," said Kyle 
Richards, one of the group's organizers "and we 
had more than 60 people attend a tailgate for 
Homecoming 1994. 

"There has been an enthusiastic response to the 
group and we hope to expand and reach a broader 
audience even though we're currently having trou- 
ble keeping up with the response since I'm doing 
all of the data base inputting on my personal corn- 
According to Mr. Richards, there has been 
interest from gay and lesbian alumni in intercon- 
necting with the University for some time, but 
there were roadblocks in terms of getting informa- 
tion to alumni. 

"Once the Alumni Association's interest group 
structure was formed," he said, "it was a mecha- 
nism that gave us a way lo get the ball rolling. At 
that point, a group got together, developed a con- 
stitution and got the required number of signatures 
for approval by the Alumni Association. 

According to the group's constitution, the pur- 
pose of Lambda Alumni shall be: 

A. To promote The Pennsylvania State Univer- 
sity among prospective and current students, 
alumni and friends; 

B. To promote the general welfare and self- 
affirmation of lesbian, gay and bisexual Penn State 
students and alumni; and 

C. To promote the interaction between and 
among lesbian, gay and bisexual alumni and stu- 
dents and their allies and friends. 

The name of the organization is taken from the 
Greek letter Lambda. 

"Lambda was adopted as a symbol of liberation 
and movement by the Gay Activist Alliance in 
1970," Mr. Richards said. "Since then, it has 
become an international symbol of pride for les- 
bian, gay and bisexual people. We selected it as 
our name because we wanted to be inclusive and 
use a name that would be very identifiable in the 
gay and lesbian c 


Kyle Richards, left, one of the organizers of the Lambda 
Alumni Interest Group, and Diane Ryan, Alumni Association 
associate director for alumni relations, are happy with the 
growth o( alumni interest groups. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

. Lambda as being a means of 
allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual alumni to recon- 
nect with the University. We are trying to facilitate 
those who want to stay in touch with Penn State 
and want to reconnect with the lifestyle while stu- 

"A more important goal is to effect change and 
to improve the climate for gay, lesbian and bisexu- 
al students, faculty and staff." 

The group elected a board of directors in the 
spring. It is scheduled to meet for the first time 
this month and elect a slate of officers. 

According to Diane Ryan, Penn State Alumni 
Association associate director for alumni relations, 
the establishment of Alumni Interest Groups by the 
association has been highly successful. 

'The Alumni Association introduced the con- 
cept into its bylaws three years ago," she said. 
"Prior to that time, we were getting requests for 
alumni looking for a way to affiliate and be recog- 
nized. Before the bylaws were changed, the only 
ways to affiliate were through academic programs 
and campuses and through regional groups such 

'The concept has taken off. Other universities 

are doing it. The interest groups allow alumni to 
affiliate and interact with people they were associ- 
ated with in activities as students. Our whole 
reunion program some day may be driven by these 
affiliations. We are redirecting staff to work with 
these groups. Cheryl Stringer recently has been 
appointed as coordinator of Alumni Interest 

Eight interest groups have been approved and 
are active. They are Lion Ambassadors, Lions 
Paw, African- American, Varsity S, Lambda, 
Research and Graduate School, Parmi Nous and 
Residence Assistants. Four others — Undergradu- 
ate Student Government, Cheerleaders, Interfrater- 
nity and Latino — are slated to go before the. 
Alumni Council this fall for approval. 

"The groups have different missions," Ms. 
Ryan said, "and many are driven by current stu- 
dents who want interaction with alumni. The con- 
cept allows us to attract alumni who have not been 
interested in our traditional affiliations. We want 
to harness the power of our alumni network, and 
the AIGs are helping to make that happen." 

The Lambda group currently is focusing on the 
creation of a scholarship fund. 

"If s not hard to see how much alumni can give 
back to the University," Mr. Richards said. "We'd 
like to focus on those who would want to give 
back to Penn State by creating a scholarship for a 
student who demonstrates a commitment to 
improve the climate and who combats homopho- 

"I really do see a scholarship being established. 
We have already gotten some contributions and I 
can see an endowment being created." 

Mr. Richards, a 1992 Penn State graduate with a 
B.S. degree in environmental resource manage- 
ment, currently is enrolledin the M.Ed, program in 
counselor education. He also is working in the 
office of James B. Stewart, vke provost for educa- 
tional equity, providing staff support for the Com- 
mission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Commis- 
sion for Women and the Committee on Lesbian, 
Gay and Bisexual Equity. 

"While the Lambda group provides a me; 
interacting, it also is another voice to express 
cerns of lesbian, gay and bisexual alumni of Penn 
State," he said. 

"We are Penn State too. We are trying to find 
our voice. The Lambda group is one means of 
doing that." 


Number of minority admissions continues to increase 

Edwin Escalet firmly believes that suc- 
cess breeds success. 

As director of the Division of 
Minority Admissions and Community 
Affairs, he's convinced that increased 
numbers of Hispanic students at Penn 
State in the last two years will lead to 
an even more diverse University com- 
munity in the near future. 

"We have become very proactive in 
reaching out to the Hispanic communi- 
ty in their neighborhoods," he said. 
"While this approach is something the 
admissions staff seriously thought 
about, we began consciously planning 
it and putting it into action in the last 
two years. 

"I believe this approach has been 
successful in that we've built a core of 
diverse students that is larger than in 
the past. This can only make it easier 
to recruit more minority students. As 
we continue to increase our base of 
minority students, the University will 
need to continue to make them com- 
fortable and address their needs. 
"And I think Penn State is pre- 

pared to do that. Our 
new president has a 
strong commitment to 
fostering diversity. This 
puts our program on a 
firm foundation and 
commits us to the path 
we've embarked on." 

That path, with its 
"reaching out and 
touching" approach, has 
produced dramatic 
results, according to 
recent reports. 

At the July meeting 
of the University Board 
of Trustees, Mr. Escalet Edwin Escalet 
reported that the num- 
ber of African Americans who have 
accepted offers of freshmen admission 
to Penn State for 1995-96 is up 64 per- 
cent, while the numbers of Hispanic 
Americans are up 27 percent and Asian 
Americans 1 1 percent. 

The 64 percent increase in African- 
American acceptances translates to 640 

prospective freshmen, as 
opposed to 390 at the 
same time least year. 
Among Hispanic Ameri- 
cans, the 27 percent 
increase corresponds to 
321 prospective fresh- 
men, compared with 252 
last year. Among Asian 
Americans, the 11 per- 

sponds to 595 prospec- 
tive freshmen, compared 
with 534 last year. 

"While we're 
extremely pleased with 
the dramatic increase in 
African-American accep- 
tances," Mr. Escalet said, "we're also 
aware that the Hispanic community is 
the fastest growing minority segment 

i thee 


"According to statistics, minorities 
as a population are growing and will 
constitute one-third of the nation by the 
year 2000. In the last 1 5 years half of all 

immigrants have been Hispanic. It is a 
dynamic population with a growing 
number nearing college age. 

"In the past, much of our focus in 
minority admissions has been on 
African Americans. Now, however, 
recognizing that the Hispanic popula- 
tion is growing, we are trying to devel- 
op programs specifically for the His- 
panic community." 

Some of the efforts undertaken by 
the Division of Minority Admissions 
and Community Affairs include: 

>- Holding offer and prospect 
receptions for Hispanic students in 
neighborhoods in the Hispanic com- 

"We go to the Hispanic centers, to 
places where we are visible in the com- 
munity," Mr. Escalet said. "When we 
hold a reception in a neighborhood, we 
order from local caterers and thus sup- 
port local businesses." 

>■ Appointing two Hispanic staff 
members in the division. 

See "Admissions" on page 10 

September?, 1995 


continued from page 7 

The program, now in its 18th year, has six staff 
members who work with neighborhood organiza- 
tions and the school district. This year, there were 
more than 500 gardens in the city that produced 
estimated $2 million worth of food. 

"While the program is designed to beautify 
neighborhoods and establish a sense of pride," Mr. 
Hunter said, "it also gets people talking with one 
another. Neighbors who had nothing in common 
get together and discuss their gardens." 

Many of the gardeners will enter their vegeta- 
bles in the annual Harvest Glow scheduled for 
Sept. 15-17 at the Philadelphia Horticultural Cen- 

'This is the culmination of their hard work and 
labor during the year," Mr. Hunter said. "Our pro- 
gram is now the largest in the country in terms of' 
the number of gardens and the amount of produce 
raised. And it has created a lot of community and 
Philadelphia pride." 

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education 
Program reaches more than 300 families with 
school-age children and teen parents in all parts of 
Philadelphia. It offers nutrition counseling and 

education programs 
that help parents 
make proper food 
choices for them- 
selves and their chil- 

'The infant mor- 
tality rate in Philadel- 
phia is very high,," 
Mr. Hunter said. 
"One of our major 
efforts is to work 
with teens who are 
pregnant to encour- 
age them to eat nutri- 

The Family Liv- 
ing program focuses 
on the well-being of children through its "Better 
Kid Care" program that last year trained more 
than 350 child care providers, and helps families 
manage their money through a variety of work- 
shops and money management programs. 

Perm State Entomology Services for Philadelphia 
health agencies and the pest control industry are 
offered through in-depth training courses for pest 
control operators at the Abington-Ogontz Campus. 

Elmore Hunter 

Philadelphia children hatched chicks as'part of the 

"This is a major industry in Philadelphia," Mr. 
Hunter said. "Dr. Stanley Gree, our public health 
entomologist, works closely with small businesses 
providing courses leading to state certification. He 
also provides homeowners with assistance on iden- 
tification of common pests and their control." 

Mr. Hunter, who holds a B.A. degree in physi- 
cal education from the University of Maryland and 
an M.S. in adult education from Cheyney Universi- 
ty, joined Penn State in 1970 as an instructor in 
physical education at the former Ogontz Campus. 
In 1973 he joined the Cooperative Extension staff in 
Delaware County, working with the 4-H. In 1984, 
he moved to the Philadelphia office; where one of 
his major concerns continues to be 4-H. 

"I've been involved in 4-H my entire career. 
Some people have the impression that 4-H is 

designed for and involves only kids in 
rural areas. Quite the contrary. It is a 
leadership program for kids no matter 
where they live. 

"Basically, we use farm animals as 
a vehicle to get to youth development. 
We're raising kids, not cows." 

He said the 4-H program in 
Philadelphia focuses on agricultural 
science and staff members work with 
the school district in incorporating agri- 
cultural science into the school science 

"Hatching chicks is the oldest 
project in the books, but for city kids it 
is a real exciting experience. And it can 
lead to other hands-on projects that cre- 
ate similar excitement. The kids begin 
to ask questions. We can now get them 
to become interested in education." 
According to Mr. Hunter, the 
future of 4-11 in Philadelphia is unlimit- 

"There is greater potential for 
growth in the city because of the excite- 
ment generated by the program for city 
kids. We now have some 12,000 young- 
sters involved in 4-H. If we could get 
more staff, the potential for 4-H in 
Philadelphia is 50,000 to 75,000 kids." 
William W. Asbury, vice presi- 
dent for student affairs, is a proponent 
of the 4-H program and, as honorary 
chairman of the 4-H Ambassadors, 
makes an annual presentation during 
their leadership tr.nnme, program at 
University Park. 

"The largest 4-H program of all 67 
Scott Johnson counties is in Philadelphia," he said, 
"After years of trying, we're finally 
making 4-H students feel a part of Penn State. 
President Thomas (former University President 
Joab Thomas) should be given credit for placing 
the Cooperative Extension Office and the Commu- 
nity Recruitment Center in the same location in 
Philadelphia. A large percentage of minority stu- 
dents in 4-H can be identified early by the recruit- 
ment center as potential University students, That 
move eventually will pay off in terms of recruit- 

"But our first goal is to demonstrate to 
Philadelphia that the University is interested in 
expanding its educational mission in the city. If 
we can demonstrate how we are helping to meet 
Philadelphia's needs through programs and ser- 
vice, then Penn State's name will be remembered." 


continued from page 7 

Penn State and Community African 
Dance Residency; and International 
Programming: Focus on Asian Cul- 

*- Undergraduate Recruitment 

(Programs included Academic 
Enrichment and Recruitment Pro- 
gram for Youth with Special Academ- 
ic and Career Needs; Nuclear Science 
Workshop for High School Students; 
and MOEST Mathematics: Opportu- 
nities in Engineering, Science and 

>■ Undergraduate Retention 
(Programs included Comprehensive 
Retention Plan for Minority Students; 
FISE House: A Retention Program for 
Freshmen in Science and Engineering; 
Math Lab; "S" Plan: Support, Survival 

and Success for African American 
and Latino Students New to Penn 
State; and the Minority Student 
Retention Program at the Penn State 
Fayette Campus.) 

*- Women's Equity (Programs 
included Women's Health Care 
Series; Collaborative Internship Pro- 
gram for Women; Feminist Scholars 
Lecture Series; Women's Equity Pro- 
gram at the Penn State Schuylkill 

■ ■■ 

A separate EOPC program award 
category for Summer 1994 totaled 
$325,859 for these programs: 

>- University Park: Minority 
Teachers for the 21st Century; Bridges 
to the Future; Food and Agricultural 
Sciences Summer Workshop; Minori- 
ty Health Careers Program; Minority 
Journalism Workshop; 1994 College 
of Communications Film and Video 

Workshop; Minority Students Appre- 
ciation in Agriculture; and Minority 
Scholarship for Education Abroad 

>■ Programs also were held at 
Penn State Erie, The Behrend Col- 
lege, and these Commonwealth Cam- 
puses: Allentown, Beaver, Berks, 
Delaware, Fayette, McKeesport, 
Mont Alto, New Kensington, Abing- 
ton-Ogontz, Shenango and York. 

>■ Wide-ranging activities and 
programs were conducted by the 
Commission for Women, Commis- 
sion on Racial/Ethnic Diversity 
(CORED), Committee on Lesbian, 
Gay and Bisexual Equity, Advisory 
Council-for Educational Equity Pro- 
grams, Multicultural Resource Center, 
Office for Disability Services, Office of 
Veterans Programs and the Affirma- 
tive Action Office. 

*- The academic colleges also 
offered a wide variety of programs, 

Managing Diversity at Penn 
State, a page on the World Wide 
Web, was developed by the Office of 
the Vice Provost for Educational 
Equity. To get to the site, computer 
users can type in the Uniform 
Resource Locator (URL) 
Or, individuals can link to the site 
through Penn State's home page on 
the World Wide Web. That URL is 

Once you're there, you can get to 
the Office of the Vice Provost for Edu 
cational Equity's welcome page by 
hitting the buttons marked "Student 
Services" or "Faculty & Staff Ser- 
vices" or clicking on the link for the 
Office of the Vice Provost for Educa- 
tional Equity. 

September 7, 1995 

American Indian Leadership Program 
faces federal funding uncertainty 

With all 
over the last 25 years, 
Penn State's American 
Indian Leadership Program cur- 
rently is facing its greatest chal- 

"Penn State's program cur- 
rently has the highest matricula- 
tion rate of any graduate pro- 
gram for minorities in the 
country, with 91 percent of our 
participants completing their 
degrees," says Linda Sue Warn- 
er, program director and assis- 
tant professor of educational 
policy studies. 

"In the past, the program ha 
received funding from the U.S. 
Department of Education. The 
Department's current policy, 
however, favors training on the 
reservations. As a result, avail- 
able funds are provided to Indi- 
an organizations first and there 
is no funding remaining for uni- 

Despite funding uncertain- 
ties, plans for the program's 25th ' 
anniversary celebration are mov- 
ing forward. 

"In observance of our 25th 
year m the College of Education," Dr. 
Warner said, "we are organizing, in 
cooperation with the Dean's Office, a 
number of projects to carry through 
the fall and spring semesters." 

2* On Sept. 30, John Tippeconnic, 
a program graduate who is returning 
to University Park as an Alumni Fel- 
low in the College of Education, will 
be honored at a banquet. 

> On Oct. 1, a conference will 
focus on current and past issues in 
American Indian education. 

>■ On Oct. 15, the College of Edu- 
cation will honor Gerald Gipp, first 
director of the program, with the col- 
lege's Alumni Service Award for lead- 
ership and service. 

>■ On Oct. 27, the Native Ameri- 
can Indian Leadership Program will 
be honored at the annual meeting of 
the University Council for Education- 
al Administration in Salt Lake City, 
Utah. Dr. Wamer and former pro- 
gram directors, Grayson Noley, now 
on the faculty at Arizona State Uni- 
versity, and L.A. Napier, a faculty 
member at the University of Colorado 
at Denver, will describe the Penn State 

"During Spring Semester," Dr. 
Warner said, "there are plans to pub- 
lish a yearbook on graduates of the 
program. Also efforts will be made to 
develop a home page or electronic 
journal on the Internet to link our 
alumni and others interested in the 

Established in 1970, the American 
Indian Leadership Program has a dis- 
tinguished record of service to Ameri- 
can Indians nationwide. To date, 
some 150 participants have earned a 
master of education degree and a doc- 
torate. Ninety-five percent of the pro- 
gram's graduates have returned to 

Sue Warner, right, assistant professor ot education ir 
of visiting scholars at the University Park Campus. 

contribute to American Indian educa- 
tion in many roles: teachers, princi- 
pals, administrators, community and 
junior college presidents, professors 
and education specialists. 

"The program was established to 
provide opportunities for principal 
certification and superintendent certi- 
fication to Native Americans who 
would go back and be qualified for 
positions in administration in Indian 
schools," Dr. Warner said. "However, 
it has expanded into other areas in the 
College of Education, such as higher 
education, vocational education and 
curriculum and instruction. 

"Not all of our graduates have 
gone back to their Indian schools. We 
now have graduates who hold high 
leadership positions in Indian educa- 
tion. One reason is that there is such 
a high need for input on Indian edu- 
cation on a much broader level 
involving policy changes rather than 
at the grass roots level. 

"A number of our graduates have 
had a significant impact on how Indi- 
an education is developed. In addi- 
tion to Dr. Tippeconnic, other pro- 
gram graduates have held leadership 
positions in the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs and Dr. Gipp currently is 
working on rural initiatives at the 
National Science Foundation." 

According to Dr. Wamer, the 
makeup of students in the program 
also has changed. 

There are more women now— the 
four students currently enrolled are 
women. Most program students are 
from west of the Mississippi. 

While current federal policy sup- 
ports training on the reservations. Dr. 
Warner believes one of the keys to 
success of the Penn State program is 
its location away from Indian country. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

"If s my feeling that those who 
stay close to home and go to school 
often get involved in things other than 
.their studies, such as supporting fami- 
ly and parents and taking care of 
other daily responsibilities. Since 
most of our students are physically far 
away from home, their only mission is 
to go to school, get their degree and 
go back home and make an impact on 
people there immediately. 

"At the same time, because of our 
location, our students and program 
directors can easily testify at hearings 
in Washington and we can take our 
students to meet important govern- 
ment officials in their offices. There is 
a lot of opportunity to impact Indian 

Dr. Wamer, who is leaving the 
University this fall to join the faculty 
of the University of Missouri, taught 
at a tribal school in Alaska, where the 
superintendent was a graduate of the 
Penn State program. He encouraged 
her to apply to graduate school and 
she enrolled at Penn State. After 
receiving her doctorate from the Uni- 
versity of Oklahoma, she joined the 
College of Education as program 
director in 1993. 

'There is no question that the col- 
lege supports the program," she said. 
"And Dean Reed (College of Educa- 
tion Dean Rodney J. Reed) is totally 
supportive. And the Graduate School 
has provided two fellowships for the 
program this year. 

"But with the absence of federal 
funding, there is a pressing need to 
seek funding elsewhere. 1 hope there 
will be additional funding because 
I'm not certain the program can 
weather significant hard times on its 


continued from page 8 

>- Inviting Hispanic faculty and 
staff to speak at events and receptions. 
>- Inviting more Hispanic student 
prospects on visits to the University. 

"Any visitation in our outreach pro- 
gram has grown to include a much 
more diverse population," Mr. Escalet 
added. "This includes Hispanics and 
Asian Americans. 

"As part of our Achievers Program, 
we invite some 150 minority students 
who have been accepted to the Univer- 
sity for a two-day visit to University 
Park in April. They interact with 
minority students and we are conscious . 
to include among the hosts and host- 
esses a much more diverse group." 
He likens the goal of building a 
diverse University to that of establish- 
ing a symphony orchestra. "We can 
only bring the music to life by setting 
free the rich sounds that are held cap- 
tive within diverse instruments." 

Mr. Escalet, who also oversees the 
Community Recruitment Centers in 
Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pitts- 
burgh, was appointed to his position in 
January 1994. Previously he had been 
director of undergraduate admissions 
at Penn State Harrisburg since 1988. 

While there, he developed a strate- 
gic plan for admissions that resulted in 
an enrollment increase of more than 40 
percent in four years and designed a 
recruitment action plan that resulted in 
record minority applications and 

He feels strongly that retention is a 
key aspect of any recruitment program. 

"Retention is probably the most 
important piece of the program. We 
have attracted students and, in a sense, 
given them the message that Penn State 
believes they can be success stories. 
Therefore, it is paramount that we veri- 
fy that message by making the success 
story a reality. 

"If we don't retain students, the 
minority community will see the Uni- 
versity as making empty promises and 
our credibility would be brought into 

A graduate of Fordham University 
with a B.A. degree in history, Mr. 
Escalet received an MA. in history 
from East Stroudsburg University. 
Prior to joining the Perm State Harris- 
burg staff, he served for 1 1 years as 
associate director of admissions at East 

In his work in minority admissions 
and retention, he has become con- 
vinced that we cannot ignore the fact 
that the United States will continue to 
become more diverse. 

"If we want to meet the challenge 
of a world economy, we can only do it 
when the entire population has access 
to the American dream," he said. "We 
must realize that we have to take our 
brain power and develop it no matter 
what color that brain power is encased 

"Minorities are interwoven into the 
fabric of this country. Each piece is 
vital. If you remove one piece, the fab- 
ric will unravel. We are all part and 
parcel of it. To separate the fabric is to 
unravel, in a sense, the cloth." 

Intercom ■* 4 
September 7, 1995 ' ' 

Learning Colloquy II prompts 
formation of study group, listserv 

The Instructional Development 
Program is sponsoring the 
development of several Teach- 
ing and Learning Study Groups as an 
outgrowth of an annual colloquy that 
brought together more than 150 facul- 
ty and students, along with secondary 
school teachers from across the state. 
Learning Colloquy II: Collabora- 
tion, Feedback and Student Involve- 
ment, the second in a series of annual 
colloquies aimed at finding ways to 
improve student learning, not only 
spawned the idea of the Teaching and 
Learning Study Groups, but also 
prompted the creation of a listserv to 
continually discuss learning techniques. 
The first study group, set to begin 
in October, will address the question 
of using the Harvard Assessment 
Seminars as a model for improving 
teaching and learning at Penn State. 

"The study groups are being 
developed as a means of furthering 
the discussions and explorations start- 
ed at the Learning Colloquy," Diane 
M. Enerson, director of IDP, said. 
Anyone interested in participating or 
needing information should contact 
the IDP in 401 Grange Building, Uni- 
versity Park, via telephone at (814) 
863-2599, or by E-mail at Suggestions 
for future study group topics are also 
being accepted. 


James B. Stewart, vice provost for educational equity, and Renata Engel, 

ol engineering graphics and engineering science and mathematics, participate in 

small discussion groups at Learning Colloquy II, the second in a series of annual colloquies 

sponsored by John A. Brighton, executive vice president and provost, and the Commission 

tor Undergraduate Education. 

Another result of the Learning 
Colloquy is the establishment of a 
listserv for people interested in active 
and collaborative learning. It is 
hoped this listserv will provide an 
ongoing dialog for continuing dis- 
improving learning. 

Anyone interested should subscribe 
to the L-ACLRNG list (Active and 
Collaborative Learning). Questions 
regarding the listserv should be 
directed to Lee Ann Pannebaker at or by phone at 
(814) 863-1864. 

Here's how to take full advantage of PH 

With more than 60,000 people now 
using electronic mail at Penn State, 
finding the proper E-mail address 
amid those thousands of accounts 
could be tough. 

To take full advantage of the 
accessibility and convenience E-mail 
provides, faculty and staff should 
know how to navigate the system 
and should make sure their own E- 
mail addresses are accurate. Early 
this month, the Center for Academic 
Computing is sending a letter to 
every faculty and staff member urg- 
ing them to check if their E-mail 
address and FAX number are listed 
accurately in the electronic phone 

Known as PH, the electronic 
phone directory can help users find 

the E-mail address ( title, phone num- 
ber, postal address and FAX number 
of someone in another college, unit 
or university. Like the printed phone 
directory, PH is invaluable but only 
if you know how to use it. 

There are at least five ways to 
access PH from most computer sys- 

■ If you use Gopher, select the 
item Penn State Telephone and Other 
Directories. You will then be asked 
for the last name of the person 
whose E-mail address you seek; 

■ If you use software like 
Netscape or Mosaic, connect to 
CAC's home page and select the 
item Phone Directory. You will see a 
screen that offers many choices and 
options for searching; 

■ If you use an E-mail program 
like Eudora or NuPop, you can use 
the PH option that comes with the 
software. Both the Windows version 
and the Macintosh version of Eudo- 
ra work similarly. Just type the last 
name of the person you seek; 

■ If you are logged on to 
PSUVM (the academic mainframe), 
just type PHLIST and the person's 
last name; 

■ Finally, CAC distributes sev- 
eral kinds of free PH software that 
work with DOS, Macintosh and Win- 
dows. To obtain this software or get 
help using it, call or visit the Help 
Desk in 12 Willard (814) 863-1035 or 
215 Computer Building (814) 863- 
2494. Or send an E-mail message to 

Harrisburg library campaign doing well 

With generous assistance from fac- 
ulty and staff, the campaign for the 
Penn State Harrisburg Library of the 
Future is in full swing. 

The campaign kicked off in the 
spring with the faculty/staff phase 
netting $130,000 in pledges. 

The fund-raising effort has now 
shifted to a two-year public phase 
geared to a five-year pledge period. 
The library is scheduled for comple- 
tion in either late 1998 or 1999. 

Two area corporations and one 
foundation have already given their 
support to the campaign, which has 
a $2 million goal. 

Harsco Corp. has pledged 
$100,000 and Keystone Financial has 
committed $50,000. The latest gift, 
$50,000, comes from the Newhouse 
Foundation in the name of the Har- 
risburg Patriot-News. 

A video and accompanying 

booklet focusing on the Library of 
the Future is available from the 
Penn State Harrisburg Development 
Office. The video, which recently 
captured a national award for its 
producer, JPL Video, is available for 
personal and group use. For infor- 
mation or to obtain a copy of the 
video, call Sandy Friedman at (717) 

Family Studies 
to expand its 
day care facility 

The Department of Human Devel- 
opment and Family Studies plans 
to open a new day care facility for 
infants and toddlers. 

The Child Development Labo- 
ratory, which has served 3- to 5- 
year-olds for more than 60 years, 
will add a classroom for infants 
and toddlers up to age 3. Applica- 
tions for enrollment Will be accept- 
ed beginning Jan. 1, and Ihe class- 
room will open Sept. 1, 1996. 

"The expansion will enable us 
to provide continuity of care and 
education across the first five years 
of life," Leann Birch, head of the 
HDFS department, said. 

time when infant and toddler day 
care in the United States is expand- 
ing rapidly. 

A study published earlier this 
year in the journal Young Children 
indicated that among the best child 
care programs are those at univer- 
sity facilities. Reasons cited include 
more highly educated staff, higher 
salaries and wages, reduced staff 
turnover and donated and in-kind 
services that universities provide. 

At the same time, undergradu- 
ate students' interest in careers in 
child care and early education is 
increasing. The new infant/toddler 
classroom, like the current Child 
Development Laboratory, not only 
will provide day care but also will 
serve as a setting for research and 
for training of undergraduate stu- 

"The classroom will be staffed 
by teachers who can provide high- 
quality care and education to 
infants and toddlers, supervise stu- 
dents and collaborate with 
researchers," Dr. Birch said. 

The new infant/toddler class- 
room will occupy space in Hender- 
son Building South that currently 
houses the Discovery day care cen- 
ter, operated by the Child Devel- 
opment and Family Council of 
Centre County. The CDFC is not 
affiliated with Penn State; howev- 
er, the University has provided 
space for Discovery, rent-free, for 
more than 15 years. 

The Child Development Labo- 
ratory was officially established in 
1929 as the Pennsylvania State Col- 
lege Nursery School. It has been in 
continuous existence since 1948, 
making it the longest operating 
preschool in State College and 
among the oldest laboratory 
preschools in the nation. 

Currently serving 38 children 
and families, it is on the ground 
floor of Henderson Building South, 
and includes an outdoor play- 
ground donated in 1990 by Penn 
State graduates Edna Peterson 
Bennett and C. Eugene Bennett. 

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■ September 7, 1995 

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Film showing 

There will be a showing of the documentary film 
'To Render a Life" by Ross Spears, a production of 
the James Agee Film Project, at 4 p.m. today in 319 
Walker Building on the University Park Campus. 
There is no charge. 

'Slick Moves' 

Dan Kamin returns to the Penn State Hazleton Cam- 
pus at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in a new comedy rou- 
tine, "Slick Moves" — a fast and funny blend of 
weird skills, rude stunts and outrageous comedy. 

Mr. Kamin, a Pennsylvania artist, has performed 
at the White House, Lincoln Center and with many 
major symphony orchestras. 

The event is open to the public. 

Recital by two 

Tenor Richard Kennedy and soprano Deborah 
Montgomery will sing a recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, 
Sept. 9, in the Recital Hal! of the College of Arts and 
Architecture School of Music Building I on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. The program is the second 
half of Hugo Wolf's "Italienisches Lieberbuch," a 
group of 22 songs, some of which are texts for female 
voices and some for male. 

This recital is the conclusion of a two-part project 
for the duo, who sang the first half of the song cycle 
in recital last fall. 

Mr. Kennedy is an associate professor of music 
and Ms. Montgomery is an associate professor of the 
music faculty at Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. Accom- 
panying them is pianist David Lutz, a professor of 
the Academy for Music in Vienna, Austria. 

The recital is free to the public. 

Annual clarinet recital 

Clarinetist Evelynn Ellis will present a recital at 3 

p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, in the College of Arts and 

Architecture School of 

Music Recital Hall on 

the University Park 

Campus. She will per- 
form with pianist Jill 


Ms. Ellis and Ms. 

Olson are entering 

their 13th year of 

'musical collabora- 
tions. Ms. Ellis, a 

graduate of the School 

of Music, is the coor- 
dinator of minority 
programs for the Col- 
lege of Arts and 
Architecture and Evelynn Ellis 
instructor in the 

School of Music. Ms. Olson is a soloist, piano teacher 
and chamber music performer in the Centre Region 
and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. This 
year they will be joined in concert by local cellist 
Cathy Lyon. Ms. Lyon is a graduate of the Eastman 
School of Music; she also performs locally. 
The concert is free to the public. 

Organ recital 

June Miller, associate professor of music, will per- 
form an organ recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in 
the College of Arts and Architecture School of Music 
Recital Hall on the University Park Campus. 

■'Under the Knife" is a kinetic sculpture by Theodora Skip- 
ilares. Ms. Skipitares will be at the Palmer Museum on the . 
University Park Campus on Sept. 13. 

Her program will feature organ settings based 
on German chorales, plainchant, American folk 
melodies and Afro-American spirituals. 

The recital is free to the public. 

Six-part video series 

"Shoulder to Shoulder," a six-part video series 
focusing on the true story of the women who played 
key roles in England's suffrage movement around 
the turn of the century, will be presented Sept. 11,14, 
18, 21, 25 and 28, from noon to 1 p.m., in Room 212 
of Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park Cam- 


A continuing and distance education 
video presentation first aired on PBS, was compiled 
from letters, diaries and personal histories of sever- 
al women during the reign of King Edward. 

Emmeline Pankhurst, elected as registrar of 
births and deaths, emerged as a force behind the 
Women's Social and Political Union. Her story will 
be featured on Sept. 11. 

Her daughters Christabel and Sylvia were also 
instrumental in the suffrage movement. Christabel, 
a young, militant advocate of women's rights, will 
be featured Sept. 21. 

Sylvia Pankhursf s story will be presented on 
Sept. 28. 

On Sept. 14, Annie Kenney, a suffrage organizer, . 
will be featured. 

Lady Constance Lytton, a member of the aristoc- 
racy, was arrested after a demonstration against the 
imprisonment of her friends and tortured, but 
emerged triumphant. She is featured in the Sept. 18. 

The Sept. 25 presentation recalls the events of 
June 4, 1913, when Emily Wilding Davidson threw 
herself under the hooves of the king's horse on 
Derby Day. Although it may have been a miscalcu- 
lation, her death made her the first martyr for wom- 

All presentations are free to the public. 

Artist to visit Penn State 

New York theatrical performance artist Theodora 
Skipitares will present a public talk at 3 p.m. 
Wednesday, Sept.13, in the Palmer-Lipcon Audito- 
rium of the Palmer Museum of Art on the Universi- 
ty Park Campus. Her visit is sponsored by the Col- 
lege of Arts and Architecture School of Visual Arts 

painting and drawing area, the Institute for the Arts 
and Humanistic Studies, the College of Arts and 
Architecture Department of Theatre Arts and the 
University Scholars Program. . 

During her visit, Ms. Skipitares will meet with 
students in studios and conduct a workshop with 
students from theatre arts, the School of Visual Arts 
and the Scholars Program. 

All activities are free to the public. Ms. Skipitares 
will be at Penn State on Sept. 12 and 13. For more 
information contact Micaela Amato at (814) 865- 

Faculty recital 

Cellist Kim Cook and pianist Carl Blake will pre- 
sent a recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Col- 
lege of Arts and Architecture School of Music Recital 
Hall on the University Park Campus. 

Ms. Cook, associate professor of music, will per- 
form the Solo Sonata Opus 8 by Zoltan Kodaly, and 
will collaborate with Mr. Blake to perform the 
Sonata in F Major by Johannes Brahms. They will 
also perform short pieces by American composer 
Lukas Foss and "Songs of Spain" by Spanish com- 

from Yale. 

Pianist Carl Blake is currently associate director 
of the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies 
and assistant professor of music. He has degrees 
from Cornell and Boston University, and has stud- 
ied privately with Pierre Sancan of the Paris Con- 
servatory of Music. 

The recital is free to the public. 

Student art exhibits 

The following Penn State student exhibits are on dis- 
play through September at businesses in downtown 
State College: 

■ "Streetscape a la Edward Hopper" and "Kem 
Plaza a la Jua Gris" at Tower of Glass, 137 W. Beaver 

■ "Sitescapes ala Louis Comfort Tiffany" at 
Woodring's Floral Gardens, 145 S. Allen St. 

■ "A star is Born a la Gustav Klimt" at Mode, 123 
S. Allen St. 

■ "Arts Courtyard a la Vassily Kandinsky" at 
Gnomon Copy, 130 W. College Ave. 

The exhibits feature work by students enrolled in 
the visual communication course taught by Richard 
Alden, assistant professor in the Departmertt of 

Quilts in East Pattee 

Sylvia Apple and Antoinette Hall, two local fiber 

artists, are presenting an exhibit of their quilts in Pat- 
tee Library's East Corridor Gallery through Sept. 29. 
The display includes collaborative projects by 
the two artists as well as their individual work. The 
quilts reveal the different approaches of the artists: 
Ms. Hall pieces her quilts together using a variety of 
color combinations while Ms. Apple integrates 
drawing and applique and sees the quilting process 
as an "opportunity to give real dimension to the 

Watercolor exhibit 

Watercolors by Anne Kenyon are on display in Fat- 
tee Library's Lending Services Gallery through Oct. 

Ms. Kenyon paints landscapes and still lifes and 
works primarily in watercolor. She won an award 
for a painting titled "Crazy Phalenopsis" exhibited 
at the Susquehanna Regional Arts Council Show in 
Clearfield, Pa. 

Ms. Kenyon has studied with a number of artists 
and works as a therapist in State College. 

September 7, 1995 

University Park Calendar 


Thursday, September 7 

Geography, 4 p.m., 319 Walker Bldg. Docu- 
mentary film To Render a Life," by Ross 

Friday, September 8 

Palmer Lecture, 1:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon 
Auditorium. Glenn Willumson on "Nine- 
teenth-Century Photography." 

Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Bldg. Judy Cassidy on "The Mak- 
ing of 'To Render a Life'." 

Eberly College/C&DE, 4 p.m., Penn State 
Scanticon. Neal Lane on "From Peas to 
Beans to Greater Challenges." 

School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Jury 
Recognition Recital. 

Saturday, September 9 

Gallery Talk, 11 a.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Efram Burk on "The Art 
of John McDonough." 

School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. 
Richard Kennedy, tenor, and Deborah 
Montgomery, soprano. 

Sunday, September 10 

■ Gallery Talk, 1 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Debra Greenleaf on 
"African Headrests." 

■ Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. 
"Africa: Different But Equal." 

School of Music, 3 p.m., Recital Hall. Eve- 

lynn Ellis, clarinet. 
Monday, September 11 
School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. June 

Miller, organ. 
Wednesday, September .13 
Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture Series, 3 p.m., 

Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. "Under the 

Knife." Theodora Skipitares, perfor- 

Center for Women Students. 4 p.m., 120/102 
Boucke Bldg. CWS Tenth Year Anniver- 
sary Open House/Reception. 

Thursday, September 14 

Bach's Lunch, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower 

■ Palmer Lecture, 7:30 p.m.. Palmer Lipcon 
Auditorium. William J. Dewey on "Head- 
rests of Africa: Declarations ol Status and 
Conduits to the Spirits." 

School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Kim 

Cook, cello, and Carl Blake, pianio. 
Friday, September 15 

■ Gallery Talk, 3 p.m., Christofters Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Kay Picart on "Asian 
Art at the Palmer Museum." 

Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Bldg. Sanford Thatcher on 
"Scholarly Publishing and the Electronic 

School of Music Open House, 8 p.m., Music 

Bldg. land II. 
Saturday, September 16 

■ Gallery Talk, 11 a.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Sarah Andrews on 
"African Art at the Palmer Museum." 

Sunday, September 17 

■ Palmer Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Audi- 
torium. "Africa: Mastering a Continent." 


Thursday, September 7 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geome- 
try, 1 1:30 a.m., 339 Davey Lab. Robert 
Wald on "The Laws of Black Hole Me- 
chanics in a General Theory of Gravity." 

Friday, September 8 

Agronomy, 3:35 p.m.. 107 ASI. John Stiteler 
on "Hydrology and Nutrient Export in a 
Small Northeastern Pennsylvania Water- 

Aerospace Engineering, 3:35 p.m., 215 
Hammond Bldg. Lyle N. Long on "High 
Performance Computing: Progress and 
Opportunities at Penn State." 
Monday, September 11 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geome- 
try, 3:30 p.m., 113 Osmond Lab. Lee 
Smolin on "The Bekenstein Bound, Topo- 
logical Quantum Field Theory and Plural- 
istic Quantum Cosmology." 

Tuesday, September 1 2 

Chemical Engineering, 10 a.m., Paul Robe- 
son Cultural Center Auditorium. Art' 
Humphrey on "Discovery of Technology: 
How Do I Protect My Discovery?" 

Biology, 4 p.m., 8 Mueller Lab. Robert Baker 
on "Evidence for an Elevated Mutation 
Rate in Native Rodents at Chornobyl." 

Graduate Program in Nutrition, 4 p.m., S-209 
Henderson Bldg. South. Steven Ritteron 
"The Effects of N-(4-Hydroxphenyl) reti- 
namide on Retinol-Binding Protein Me- 

Wednesday, September 13 

Gerontology Center, noon, 101 HSHD East. 
Alfred Owens on 'Age-Related Difficulties 
in Night Driving: Can Visual Deficits Be 
An Advantage?" 

Accounting Research, 3:30 p.m., 333 Beam 
BAB. Gerry Salamon on "Footnote Dis- 
closure and Future Market Returns: Evi- 
dence Irom the Operating Lease Issue." 

Thursday, September 14 

Computer and Science and Engineering, 4 
p.m., 302 Pond Lab. Raghu Raghavan 
on "Three Dimensional Biomedicine: 

- Mathematics, Physics, and Computers." 

Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs, 7:30 
p.m., 112 Kern Graduate Commons. 
Michael Dyson on "Values in Popular Cul- 

Friday, September 15 

Agronomy, 3:35 p.m., 107 ASI. Jon 

Chorover on "Colloid Chemistry of Iron 



Friday, September 15 

Food Science Weekend, 150 attendees, 
Penn State Scanticon. Through Sept. 16. 

County Commissioner Workshop, 60 atten- 
dees, Nittany Lion Inn. Through Sepf. 16. 


Palmer Museum: 

"Psalms," non-objective paintings by West 
Coast painter John McDonough, through 
Oct. 1. 

■ "Sleeping Beauties: African Headrests 
from the Jerome L. Joss Collection at 
UCLA," through Dec. 3. 

"Photographs from the Permanent Collec- 
tion," 20 photographs from the Palmer Art 
Collection, through Jan. 14, 1996. 

■ Reflects an international perspective 

Magazine ranks University 
among best in the nation 


Information Penn State 

Call 863-1234, and enter the number of the 
message you wish to hear. Messages 
are listed in the front of the telephone di- 
rectories. Other messages are Weath- 
er— 234; Arts Line— 345; University 
Calendar — 456. 

The University ranks 56th nationally, 
according to a Money Magazine survey 
released last week, the survey is con- 
ducted each year tor "Money Guide: 
Best College Buys Now," by editors of 
A li'Jiri/ Mngazine. 

Penn State's value was also recog- 
nized in last year's U.S. News & World 
Report as eighth among the nation's most 
efficient national universities in terms of 
what is spent per student, and as being 
among the 25 runners-up best value uni- 
versities on the basis of its sticker price. 
Also last fall, Penn State was ranked as 
one of the 35 national flagship universi- 
ties in "101 of the Best Values in Ameri- 
can Colleges and Universities" — its 
third such ranlctng in three years. 

The Money survey looks at 16 mea- 
sures of educational quality to calculate 
its rankings. They are compiled from 
average SAT or ACT scores of the previ- 
ous year's freshmen class (fall 1994); 
average high school class rank and 
grade-point averages; faculty resources; 
ratio of studenls to tenured faculty who 
taught in the fall of 1994; library 

s; and instructional and student 
services budgets. Freshmen retention 
and four- to six-year graduation rates are 
also considered, as are the percentages of 
those who go on to professional and 
graduate schools, graduates who earn 
doctorates and those who become busi- 
ness executives. The University's default 
ratio on student loans Is also factored in 
At the top of the survey rankings are: 

1. New College of the University of 
South Florida; 

2. Rice University in Texas: and 

3. Northeast Missouri Slate Univer- 

Other Pennsylvania schools ranked 
in the lop 100 are: Chestnut Hill College 
(73); St. Vincent College (83); and the 
University of Pittsburgh (93). 

Big 10 schools listed in the rankings 
are: University of Illinois at 

Urbana /Champaign (9); the University 
of Iowa (35); University of Wisconsin- 
Madison (38); Penn State (56); Universi- 
ty of Minnesota-Twin Cities (62); and the 
University of Missouri-Columbia (70). 

September 7 - September 17 

Aids Memorial Quilt 

A loan of $2,500 from the State College 
Area JAYCEES and a $2,000 donation 
from Penn State's East Halls Gym will 
allow The NAMES Project AIDS 
Memorial Quilt to come to the Uni- 
versity Park Campus Sept. 22-24 as 
originally planned. Sections of the 
quilt will be exhibited in Recreation 
Building's South Gym. 

Two weeks ago, Centre CARES, 
co-sponsors of the exhibit, were not 
sure if the quilt would be brought to 
campus because of the need for an 
additional $5,000 to cover shipping 
and other costs associated with trans- 
port. The JAYCEES are also donating 
$100 to help unload the quilt when it 

A total of $10,000 raised by the 
1993 quilt exhibit at Penn State was 
distributed among local AIDS service 
organizations. This year's beneficia- 
ries include House of Care, Keystone 
Legal Services Inc. and The AIDS Pro- 

Lutheran/Episcopal service 

The Lutheran Campus Ministry and 
the Episcopal Campus Ministry on 
campus offer a joint Lutheran/Episco- 
pal service of Holy Communion each 
Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15 a.m. in 
Eisenhower Chapel. The service ends 
in time for participants to get to 8 a.m. 
classes or appointments. All faculty, 
staff and students are welcome. 

West Pattee offers 
extended hours 

Three floors in West Pattee Library 
will remain open an additional two 
hours for the fall semester. 

Students can continue studying 
from midnight to 2 a.m., Sunday 
through Thursday evenings, on the 
ground, first and second floors of 

West Pattee. This will provide more 
than 500 seats for library use and gen- 
eral study and will also provide ter- 
minals for accessing LIAS (Libraries 
Information Access System) and other 
databases. Included in this section of 
the building are the Periodicals Room, 
the Reserve Reading Room and a 38- 
seat computer lab. 

Group for single parents 

A Single Parent Support/ Discussion 
Group will be held from noon to 1 
p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 14. 
Discussions will be aimed at develop- 
ing a positive approach to enhancing 
the parent-child relationship and dis- 
covering the unique strengths we all 
have. This group is specifically 
designed fur single parents (.if any age 


The group will meet at the Paul 
Robeson Cultural Center on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. This program is 
free of charge. For more information 
and to register call Kristin and Gail at 
Child Care Program Services (814) 

Paid experiment 

The Stress and Anxiety Disorders 
Institute is looking for subjects who 
are nonanxious and nondepressed to 
participate in up to three sessions 
involving interviews, questionnaires 
and a laboratory session involving 
brain wave, heart rate and respiration 
recording. Payment is provided for 
participation of up to six hours. If 
interested, send a letter to Thomas 
Borkovec, Department of Psychology, 
University Park, Pa. 16802; include 
your name, address, phone number, 
age, sex, race and education level. If 
you prefer, call (814) 865-1725 and 
leave information with the staff. 

September 7, 1995 


HersheyMedical CenteT 
plans mental health lectures 

Tlie Department ol Psychiatry at The 
Hershey Medical Center and the Her- 
shev Puhlic Library have announced the 
schedule for their fall lecture series 
"Maintaining Menial Health Through- 
out the Life Cycle." 

Lectures will be presented from 7 to 
8 p.m. in the library's Hershey Room. 
Dates and topics follow: 

■ Wednesday, Sept. 13: "Psycholog- 
ical Development Throughout the Life 
Cycle: Young Adult, Middle Age and 
Older Adulthood" presented by Dr. 
Anthony Kales, chair of the Department 
of Psychiatry and Dr. Joyce Kales, pro- 
fessor of psychiatry. 

■ Wednesday, Sept. 20: "An Update 
on Attention Dehcit-Hyperactivity Dis- 
order" presented by Dr. Valentins F. 
Krecko, assistant professor of psychia- 

■ Wednesday, Oct. 4: "Parenting for 
the Nineties" presented by Dr. John A. 
Biever, assistant professor of psychiatry. 

_ Wednesday, Oct. 11: "Under- 
standing Eating Disorders: Anorexia- 
Nervosa, Bulimia and Obesity" pre- 
sented by Dr. T. Ling Tan, associate 
professor of psychiatry. 

■ Wednesday, Oct. 18: "Suicide 
Prevention: Early Recognition of 
Depression" presented by Dr. Kath- 
leen Dougherty, assistant professor of 

■ Wednesday, Nov. 1: "An 
Update on Alzheimer's Disease" pre- 
sented by Dr. Paul A. Kettl, assistant 
professor of psychiatry. 

■ .Wednesday, Nov. 15: "Family 
Issues in Caring for the Elderly" pre- 
sented by Pat Leocha, social worker in 
the Department of Psychiatry. 

Limited seating is available. 
Reservations are recommended. For 
additional informationor to register to 
attend the lectures, please contact the 
Office of Public Relations at (717) 531- 

Persi Diaconis a mathematics professor at Harvard University, will present t 

John M. Chemerda Lectures in Science series, sponsored by the Eberly College of Science 

Department of Statistics. 

M Photo: Jane Reed 

Professor to speak on 
search for randomness 

'Heinrich Heine and Romanticism' 
topic of international symposium 

A three-day international and interdis- 
ciplinary symposium, "Heinrich Heine 
and Romanticism," will be presented 
Sept. 21-23 by the Department of Ger- 

The event, planned for the Ather- 
ton Hotel in State College, will focus on 
the life and work of German poet and 
critic Heinrich Heine. The sessions 
planned for the symposium include: 
Thursday, Sept 21 

■ 9:30 a.m. "The Elusive Romantic: 
Die Romantische Schule as Evasion 
and Misdirection," presented by Jef- 
frey L. Sammons, Yale University; 

■ 2 p.m: "Die Figur des Narren bei 
Heine vor dem Hintergrund der 
deutschen Romantik," given by Jiirgen 
Brummack, Universitat Tubingen, Ger- 

■ 4:30 p.m. "Heine's Romantic 
Irony: German Seriousness and Jewish 
Wit," by Paul Lawrence Rose, Penn 

Friday, Sept 22 

■ 11:30 a.m. "Vom Esoterischen 
zum Exoterischen. Die 'Neue Mytholo- 
gie' der Fruhromantiker und Heinrich 
Heines Prosa," given by Ulrich 
Stadler, Universitat Zurich; 

Saturday, Sept. 23 

■ 9 a.m. "'Jede Zeit ist eine 
Sphinx, die sich in den Abgrund 
stiirzt, sobald man ihr Ratsel gelost 
hat/ (Re)dressing the Romantic Text," 
by Azade Seyhan, Bryn Ma wr College; 

■ 3 p.m. "Granada und Jerusalem 
oder 'Poesie-Orient' und Real-Orient: 
Referenzbeziehungen zwischen Heines, 
Arnims und Byrons Orintbild," by Ger- 
hart Hoffmeister, Univerity of Califor- 
nia, Santa Barbara; and 

■ 4:30 p.m. "Weltschmerz, 
europaisch. Zur Asthetik der Zerris- 
senheit bei Heine und Byron," present- 
ed by Markus Winkler, Penn State. 

Winkler a 

A mathematician with interests in 
magic, gambling and extrasensory 
perception will give the 1995 John 
M. Chemerda Lectures in Science 
from Sept. 11-14, on the University 
Park Campus. 

Persi Diaconis, professor of 
mathematics at Harvard University, 
will present a four-lecture series 
titled "The Search for Randomness." 
The series is sponsored by the Eber- 
ly College of Science Department of 
Statistics and is open to the public. 

The lectures include: 

■ "Search for Randomness," at 8 
p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in 102 Class- 
room Building. 

■ "Patterns and Eigenvalues," 
at 4 p.m: Tuesday, Sept. 12, in 104 
Classroom Building; 

■ "From Contingency Tables to 
Toric Ideals and Back," at 4 p.m. 
Wednesday, Sept. 13, in 117 Class- 
room Building; and 

■ "What Do We Know About 
the Metropolis Algorithm," at 4 p.m. 
Thursday, Sept. 14, in 117 Class- 
room Building. 

A scholar in mathematics, prob- 
ability and statistics, Dr. Diaconis is 
known for his current work in the 
use of geometric ideas in the study 
of random phenomena, as well as 

for his work in philosophy, applied 
statistics, probability and group the- 

Dr. Diaconis earned a bachelor's 
degree in mathematics at the City 
College of New York in 1971, a mas- 
ter's degree in mathematical statis- 
tics in 1972 and a doctoral degree in 
mathematical statistics in 1974, both 
at Harvard University. He was an 
assistant professor of statistics at 
Stanford University from 1974 to 
1979. He has been professor of math- 
ematics at Harvard University since 

He has received a number of 
honors, including the Rollo David- 
son Prize given by Cambridge Uni- 
versity in J 981 and a MacArthur Fel- 
lowship for 1982 to 1987. He was 
served as a consultant to Scientific 
American magazine on various 
aspects of paranormal phenomena, 
the NASA Jet Propulsion Laborato- 
ries, Bell Telephone Laboratories 
and the Stanford Linear Accelerator. 
The John M. Chemerda Lectures 
in Science are named in honor of 
John M. Chemerda, a member of the 
Penn State Class of 1935. The lec- 
tures are supported by a grant from 
Merk & Co. Inc. 

Penn Staters 

H. Jesse Arnelle, vice president of the 
Board of Trustees and co-founder of 
one of the nation's largest minority- 
owned corporate law firms, gave the 
1995 commencement address at the 
Dickinson School of Law, and also was 
awarded an honorary doctorate of law 
degree. Mr. Amelle is a 1962 graduate 
of Dickinson. 

Renata S. Engel, assistant professor of 
engineering graphics and engineering 
science and mechanics, was an invited 

speaker in a national workshop on 
"Modeling the Development of Resid- 
ual Stresses During Thermoset Com- 
posites Curing," at the National Center 
for Supercomputing Applications at 
the University of Illinois, Urbana- 
Champaign. The workshop was joint- 
ly sponsored by the National Center 
for Supercomputing Applications. 
N1ST Center for Theoretical and Com- 
putational Material Science, Institute 
for Mechanics and Materials at the 
University of California-San Diego, 

and the College of Engineering at the 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Cham- 

James Dunn, professor of agricultural 
economics, has been appointed a Con- 
gressional Fellow for U.S. Sen. Rick 
Santorum (R-Pa.). Dr. Dunn will ana- 
lyze issues pertinent to the 1995 Farm 

H. Louis Moore, professor of agricul- 
tural economics, served as the U.S. rep- 

resentative to a food assessment mis- 
sion to the three Caucasus Republics 
(Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) as 
part of a nine-member team assessing 
the nations' food and feed situation. 

Susan C. Youtz, assistant director of 
the School of Nursing, gave an invited 
presentation on "A Collaborative 
Model for the Development of Rural 
Nursing Centers" to the nursing facul- 
ty at the University College of Health 
Sciences in Jonkoping, Sweden. 

Focus On 


Pancreatic cancer 
may be able to 
fuel own growth 

September 7, 1995 


Milton S. 


4 Medical 

, Center 

Pancreatic cancer may 
actually be fueling its 
growth by creating its 
own supply of a hor- 
mone, a researcher has 
Gastroenterologist Jill 
P. Smith, M.D., associ- 
ate professor of medi- 
cine at The Milton S. 
Hershey Medical Cen- 
ter, has found for the 
first time that such can- 
cer cells may manufac- 
ture their own supply of gastrin,_a stomach hor- 
mone. Gastrin and another hormone, 
cholecystokinin (CCK), both stimulate the 
growth of pancreatic cancer. 

Normal pancreatic cells don't make gastrin; 
it is unique to cancer, Dr. Smith said. 

The finding offers hope for new treatments 
for the disease, perhaps by somehow blocking 
gastrin's effects or by halting the cancer';, ability 
to make gastrin. 

Dr. Smith presented her research at an 
American Gastroenterological Association 

A similar sys- 
tem may be work 
ing in stomach 
cancer. Scientists 
have known for 
several years that 


gastrin to support its growth. 

In related work, Dr. Smith and her col- 
leagues identified a CCK receptor on pancreatic 
■cancer cells that may be different from the usual 
cell receptors, A and B. CCK binds to such 
receptors on pancreatic cancer cells, allowing 
the hormone to exert its effects. If this receptor 
is present in only cancer cells, it may provide a 
potential marker for early diagnosis of the dis- 

Pancreatic cancer, the fourth-leading cause 
of cancer death in this country, takes some 
30,000 lives a year. The incidence of pancreatic 
cancer has tripled in the last 40 years with no 
improvement in survival, Dr. Smith said. The 
pancreas is situated behind the stomach, mean- 
ing that the cancer often grows unnoticed until 
ifs too well entrenched to treat. Chemotherapy 
has proven virtually useless. 

"One of the problems is that by the time the 
patients come to us, they usually have cancer 
that cannot be treated with surgery," Smith 
said. Many of its early symptoms, such as back 
pain, are easily mistaken for other health prob- 

Estrogen may be aggression trigger 



■^J adolescent 
girls much like testos- 
terone is thought to 
act in boys, according 
to a study by Univer- 
sity researchers. In 
fact, the scientists 
suggest that testos- 
terone may actually 
exert its effects by 
being biochemically 

converted in the body Jordan W. Finkelstein 
to estrogen. 

Pediatrician Jordan W. Finkelstein, 
M.D., principal investigator Howard 
Kulin, M.D., and their co-workers at 
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 
and at University Park gave either 
placebo or varying doses of testos- 
terone to adolescent boys and estrogen /^ 
to girls who for medical reasons had 
not gone through puberty. 

Using questionnaires completed by 
the adolescents, the researchers found 
that psysiological doses of sex hor- 
mones seem to directly affect aggressive behavio 
in both sexes. The girls showed earlier and largei 
increases in aggression than did boys until the 
highest dose, suggesting that estrogen may play 
an important role in eliciting aggressive behavioi 
during puberty. 

"What we found is really quite interesting," 
Dr. Finkelstein, professor of biobehavioral health 
and human development at University Park and 
professor of pediatrics at Hershey, said. "There is 
data to show that testosterone might work by 
conversion to estrogen in other physiologic sys- 
tems. It may well be that estrogen has aggressive 
effects in both sexes." 

Dr. Kulin notes that "social influences certain- 
ly play a powerful role in aggressive behavior in 
later stages of adolescent development. More vio- 
lent acts may be influenced solely by social fac- 

Dr. Finkelstein reported his research group's 
results at the annual meeting of the American 
Pediatric Society, Society for Pediatric Research 
and Ambulatory Pediatric Association. 

The researchers examined the effects of sex 
hormones on 34 boys and 14 girls. The study was 
a double-blind, crossover design, meaning neither 
the investigators nor the children knew when 
they received hormone or placebo. The testos- 
terone was given by injection once every two 
weeks; estrogen was given daily in pill form. 

Both sexes first received either a low dose of 
hormone or a placebo for three months; then they 
switched treatments. Next, the subjects received 
either a mid-dose or a placebo each for another 
three months. Finally, the adolescents were given 
either a high dose hormone or a placebo. "The 
idea is to mimic the different stages of puberty," 
with the highest dose akin to late pubertal levels 
of hormone. Dr. Finkelstein said. 

At each three-month interval, the scientists 
measured self-reported levels of aggression with 

Howard Kulir 


Milton S. 


1 Medical 


a questionnaire, the 
Olweus Multifacted 
Aggression Invento- 

"We wanted to 
know whether giving 
testosterone to boys 
and estrogen to girls 
would result in a hor- 
mone effect and 
whether different 
behavior responses 
might occur in boys 
and girls." Dr. Finkel- 
stein said. "It turns 
out that in regard to 
aggressive behavior, 
they're not very different. 

"Estrogen may work directly to 
increase aggressive behavior in both 
sexes, and males may get their estro- 
gen from converting their own testos- 
terone (or administered testosterone) 
to estrogen. But it may not work at 
the lowest dose in boys because con- 
version may be poor at the lowest 
dose and the resultant estrogen may. 
be less than required." 

"it's clear that there's some bio- 
logical component to the development of aggres- 
sive behavior that works during the time of 
puberty, though the implication of gender differ- 
ences is unclear just now," he said. 

The researchers are also measuring other 
types of behavior besides aggression, including 
mood, self-image and behavior problems, as well 
as spatial learning. 

"So far these behaviors don't seem to be 
affected but the study is ongoing," Dr. Finkelstein 

"We have to be careful," he said. "The ques- 
tionnaires don't ask about how many times the 
children did something. They ask how they 
would respond in a hypothetical situation. The 
study doesn't measure direct behavior through 

"In the transition from prepuberty to puberty, 
by giving hormone replacement therapy in 
increasing doses, we can say that there is some 
biological contribution to aggressive behavior," 
Dr. Finkelstein said. "But you have to recognize 
that there are major social contributions as well." 

Many of the girls had Turner's syndrome, a 
genetic abnormality. Boys had a variety of condi- 
tions, including constitutional delay in growth 
and development — so-called "late bloomers" — 
and hypopituitarism. 

The researchers are planning to look at the 
longer-term effects of administered hormones by 
getting one- to two-year follow-ups on those 
patients being treated for permanent sex hormone 
deficiency. The study has run for four years; data 
will be collected for one more. 

Also participating in the study were: E.J. Sus- 
man, V. Chinchiili, J. Schwab, L. Demers, L. 
Liben, J. Martel and G. Lookingbill, from the 
departments of pediatrics and biostatistics in the 
College of Medicine, and the Program in Biobe- 
havioral Health in the College of Health and 
Human Development. 

1c Intercom 
September 7, 1995 

Back-to-school sate 

The Microcomputer Order Center sale con- 
tinues. Most prices from the summer sales 
flier on Apple, Compaq, IBM, Radius, 
Hewlett-Packard and Lexmark equipment 
are good through September. 

Apple availability 

Apple could not meet the overwhelming 
demand for their PowerMac 7100/80, so it 
is no longer available. The Performa 5200, 
another PowerPC unit on their back-to- 
school promotion, has not met demand. 
Apple will be back on track with the 5200, 
however, late October/early November. 

Credit cards 

You can now use your MasterCard and 
Visa for purchases at the MOC. 

New software available 

Many new software products have been 
added to our list: Quicken, Quickbooks, 
Quarterdeck MOSAIC, WebAuthor for 

Word, SoftWindows 2.0, Speed Doubler for 
Mac, Pro-Cite, Bibliolink, EndNote 2, 
EndUnk 2, and ClarisWorks 4.0 for Mac. 

MOC Open House 

The MOC will be participating in the Par- 
ents & Families Weekend activities by 
holding an open house with refreshments 
and prizes. The MOC will be open 8:30 
a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Sep. 22, and 10 a.m.-4 
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. 
12 Willani Buthluif, University Park 
PHONE: (814)865-2100 or (S00) 251-9281 in 
Pa. FAX; (814) 863-7514 
WWW: http:llmocxac.psu.edul 

Telescope facility nearly ready 

Looking to carpool from Bellefonte to Univer- 
sity Park. Work hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon- 
day through Friday. Call Mike at (h) 353-8505 
or (w) 865-4040. 

The dome of one of the 
world's largest telescopes — 
and the product of a Penn 
State partnership with several 
universities — was recently lifted 
into place, pushing the project one 
step closer to its 1997 completion, 
The 85-foot-diameter dome 
covering the William P. Hobby- 
Robert E. Eberly Telescope was 
put in place by a crane at the 
McDonald Observatory in the 
Davis Mountains of west Texas. 
The telescope when complete will 
be the largest and most powerful 
telescope in the. world designed 
for spectroscopic astronomy — 
the measurement of individual 
wavelengths of light from objects 
in space. 

The installation of the dome 
marks the last large structural 
component of the telescope facili- 
ty to be put in place. The tele- 
scope structure (visible in the 
photograph) and the 11-meter 
mirror truss were installed in late 
spring and early summer. The 91 
mirror segments that will make 
up the primary mirror will be 
installed during the coming year. 
The idea for the telescope, con- 
ceived by Lawrence W. Ramsey, 
and Daniel W. Weedman, profes- 
sors of astronomy and astro- 
physics, is being carried out 
through an arrangement among 
Penn State, the University of 
Texas at Austin, Stanford Univer- 
sity and two German universities. 
"We eagerly anticipate first 
light — when the potential of the 
telescope to carry out scientific 
research is realized — in mid- 
1996," Dr: Ramsey said. The pro- 
ject will put Penn State in the fore- 
front of astronomy. 

Penn State scientists intend to 
use the Hobby-Eberly Telescope 
to study the most distant quasars, 
to understand the early history of 

Workers place the dome on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope 

and to probe for the 
existence of dark matter in and 
around galaxies, as well as to 
search for planets around other 
stars and study the properties of 
newly born stars. 

When completed in 1997, the 
Hobby-Eberly facility will be the 
largest telescope in the world that 
the public can view from a visi- 

tors' gallery. The instrument is 
named for William P. Hobby, for- 
mer lieutenant, governor of Texas 
and holder of endowed faculty 
chairs at the University of Texas at 
Austin and Rice Univeristy, and 
Robert E. Eberly, a Penn State 
alummjs and philanthropist who 
has donated $1.5 million to the 
telescope project. 

Awards 4-5 

Special diversity section 7-10 

Arts 12 

Calendar 13 

Lectures 14 

Research feature 15 

September 7, 1995 
Vol. 25, No. 4 



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Volume 25, Number 5 

Inn-credible makeover completed 

Renovations make 
Nittany Lion Inn an 
elegant choice for 
out-of-town guests 

You've got to see it to believe it. 
If you haven't visited the Nit- 
tany Lion Inn on the Universi- 
ty Park Campus for a while, you're in 
for a real treat, because Penn State's 
living room has undergone a major 

The first phase of the Inn's mas- 
sive renovation project, an expansion 
that added more than 100 rooms to 
the Inn, was completed in 1992. In 
the second phase, renovations to the 
existing rooms eliminated the stark 
contrast between old and new. 

"It was like night and day. When 
you walked through the building 
from the new lobby to the older sec- 
tion, you felt like you were in two 
different buildings," James W. Pur- 
dum, general manager of the Nittany 
Lion Inn, said. "We replaced all the 
public carpeting and changed all the 
paint schemes to match what we did 
in the new section. Now when you 
walk through you don't feel like 
you're in different buildings, which 
is really important." 

Gone are the small, dark, some- 
what crowded guest rooms. In their 
place are large, open, airy, elegant 
rooms, ranging in size from typical 
hotel rooms to large suites with sepa- 
rate sitting room. 

"Everything in the rooms was just 
taken down to the frames, from 
inside the corridor walls to the exteri- 
or of the building," Mr. Purdum said. 
"The rooms were dark, and many of 
them had dark carpeting. We've 
installed cultured marble tub sur- 
rounds and cultured marble vanities. 
We've done very high quality vinyl 
wall coverings so the bathrooms are 
cleanable and stay light and bright." 

ie, the magazine Lodging Hospitality rales the stately Nittany Lion Inn 
s rankings ol lop-performing suburban hotels. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

The renovations not only made 
the Inn a nicer place for guests to 
stay, but also made the Inn a place 
people want to stay. 

"Before the renovations we were 
selling two hotels. We had the 1931 
wing with very small rooms, and 
then we had this beautiful new wing, 
the 1992 wing, and the renovated 
rooms also in the 1957 wing," Fran E. 
Levin, director of sales for the Nit- 
tany Lion Inn, said. "People were just 
not very happy if they got put in the 
1931 wing. Large conventions would 
demand up front to have the new 
rooms. And you'd sit there and say, 
'We only have so many.' Now, the 

rooms are so beautiful, and we don't 
have any in the hotel that are less 
than four years old. It makes our job 
just so much easier." 

Making tiny rooms larger was a 
goal in renovating the section built in 
1931. Designers took the space of 
three rooms and used it to make two. 
In some cases, what had been three 
rooms became one large suite. Before 
the renovations began last Novem- 
ber, there were 68 rooms in the 1931 
section. Now, there are 44 rooms in 
the same space, With the addition 
and the renovations, the Inn now has 

NSF director urges 
scientists to spread 
R&D message 

In the fight to save precious research 
dollars. Universities and the scientific 
community cannot separate them- 
selves from society, but must work to 
show the value of their research, 
according to Neal F. Lane, director of 
the National Science Foundation. 

Dr. Lane, speaking Sept, 8 before 
nearly 400 people at The Penn State 
ScanHcon at University Park, also said 
the Congressional budget cuts which 
will significantly decrease funding for 
non-defense research and develop- 
ment will be a blow to the nation and 
will not be easily turned around. 

'The budget cuts and abolition of 
programs over the next several 
months will undoubtedly damage the 
national R&D enterprise and our 
nation's welfare in the long-term," he 

In an earlier address to the Ameri- 

See "Funding" on page 3 

State of University 
Address tomorrow 

Just 15 days after officially taking over 
the helm of Penn State, President Gra- 
ham B. Spanier will give his inaugur- 
al State of the University Address, 

The University community is 
invited to attend the event at 3 p.m. 
Friday, Sept. 15, in Eisenhower Audi- 
torium on the University Park Cam- 
pus to hear Dr. Spanier's thoughts on 
the University, its future, its people 
and his approach to leadership. Fol- 
lowing the address is a reception in 
the HUB Ballroom. 

The address is also being aired live 
on WPSU FM and will be reshown on 
I-tv at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 and 
again on WPSX-TV Channel 3 at 6 
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. 

See "Inn" on page 7 


A listserv, established 
by Penn State, is help- 
ing financial aid officers 
across the nation and in 
other countries with 
advice and information. 
See page 5 for details. 


A University 

professor has k 

developed a ^ 

probe that uses a different technique to Inspect 

generator tubing In nuclear and fossil fuel power 

plants. See page 15. 


Faculty/Staff Alerts 2 

Renaissance man 4 

News in Brief 6 

Alumni Fellows 10 

Partings 13 

O Intercom 

* September 14, 1995 

Faculty/Staff Alerts 

Time change for game 

The time for the start of the Penn 
State Nittany Lion football game 
against Temple University on Sat- 
urday, Sept. 16, has been changed 
from 1 p.m to noon. 

Animal care 

The Institutional Animal Care and 
Use Committee (IACUC) is 
responsible for ensuring that all 
animals used in research, educa- 
tion or testing activities at Penn 
State are treated humanely and in 
accordance with all federal, state 
and local laws and regulations. 
These activities are coordinated 
through the Office for Regulatory 
Compliance (ORC), in 212 Kem 
Building. Concerns or questions 
related to projects involving ani- 
mals can be directed to Candke 
Yekel at the compliance office by 
phone: (814) 865-1775 or Fax: (814) 
863-8699; Email: CAY3@PSUAD- 

Concerns or questions will be 
handled confidentially and federal 
law prohibits discrimination against 
people who bring forth legitimate 
concerns for investigation. 

New group 

CAPS (Computer Artists of Perm 
State) is a new group forming at the 
University to assist those working 
in computer graphics and comput- 
er Web design. 

The group offers a way for 
architects, engineers, journalists, 
artists and anyone interested to 
meet people working with comput- 
er graphics, discuss ideas and prob- 
lem solving, and keep up to date 
with what is happening in the 
world of computing. 

If you're interested in the com- 
puter graphics field and would 
like the opportunity to meet others 
with similar interests, visit the 
group's home page at 

Penn Staters 

A newsletter is available by 
contacting the CAPS Librarian at 

For more information contact 
James Molony at 

HRDC courses 

The following courses are being 
offered by the Human Resource 
Development Center. To register 
for free courses, please call (814) 
865-8216. Registration for fee- 
based courses requires a complet- 
ed registration form, page 85 of 
the HRDC course catalog. 
Description of courses can also be 
found in the catalog. 

■ Excel 5.0 Level I (IBM 007) 
Meets Mon. and Wed., Sept. 18 
and 20, 1-5 p.m. in 116 Wagner 
Bldg.; cost $110. 

■ Career Counseling For Women 
(CAR 004) Meets Wed., Sept. 20 
and 27, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., in 319 
Boucke; cost $65. 

■ Introduction To An 
Sign Language (COM 023) Meets 
Friday, Sept. 22, from 8:30-11:30 
a.m., in 319 Rider Building; cost 

■ Data Basics And Tools 
Overview (CQI 031) Meets Mon- 
day, Sept. 25, from 1:30-4 p.m., in 
319 Rider Bldg.; cost - none. 

■ Later Life Planning: What 
Everyone Needs To Know (FAM 
022) Meets Monday, Sept. 25, 
from 12-lp.m., in 319 Rider Bldg.; 
cost - none, bring your own lunch. 

■ Developing Winning Research 
Proposals, I (PRO 014) Meets 
Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m.-4 
p.m., in 319 Rider; cost $55. 

■ Cart Smart Shopping Tour 
(WEL 040) Employees enrolled in 
HealthAmerica's Health Mainte- 

nance Organization may be reim- 
bursed for personal costs for this 
course. Meets Wednesday, Sept. 
27, from 4:30-5:45 p.m., at Bi-Lo 
Food Market, 1659 North Ather- 
ton St. Meet at snack bar area; cost 

■ Successful Cross-Cultural 
Communication, I (COM024) 
Meets Wed., Sept. 27, from 8:30 
a.m.-12 p.m., in 319 Rider; cost 


■ Conversational German For 
Practical Situations (COM 020) 
Meets Monday, Oct. 2-Nov. 27, 
from 12-1 p.m., in 410 Rider Build- 
ing for 8 s 

■ Persuasive Business Writing: 
Getting What You Wan By Giv- 
ing Readers What They Need 
(COM 015) Meets for 4 sessions 
Monday, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 30, from 
2-4 p.m., in 319 Rider Bldg.; cost 

■ Conversational Spanish For 
Practical Situations (COM 021) 
Meets for eight sessions Thurs- 
day, Oct. 5-Nov. 30, from 12-1 
p.m., in 410 Rider Bldg.; cost $55. 

■ Understanding and Valuing 
Diversity (DIV 008) Meets Fri- 
day, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in 
319 Rider Bldg.; cost -none. 

■ Career Planning (CAR 001) 
Meets for six sessions Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 6, 8, 
10, 13, 15 and 17, from 12-1 p.m., 
in 39 McAllister Building; cost 

Leonid Berlyand, assistant pro- 
fessor of mathematics, presented 
an overview of his- research at an 
international conference in Nice, 
Prance, titled "Eur Homogeniza- 
tion: Homogenization and Appli- 
cations to Materials Science." Dr. 
Berlyand was one of the four 
principal speakers representing 
the United States. 

Anthony Cutler, research profes- 
sor of art history in the College of 
Arts and Architecture's Depart- 
ment of Art History, presented 
the keynote address at the Third 
International Conference on 
Macedonian Studies in Mel- 
bourne, Australia. His paper was 
titled "Gift Exchanges Between 
Byzantium and Islam in the 

Macedonian Era. Dr. Cutler, who 
was a visiting Fellow in the 
Department of Art and Archaeol- 
ogy at Princeton during the 
spring 1995 semester, holds the 
Francis I Medal from the College 
de France for his work on Byzan- 
tine studies. 

N. K. Bose, HRB-Systems Profes- 
sor of electrical engineering, 
delivered an invited lecture on 
the topic of "Single-loop Robust 
Multidimensional Feedback 
Structures" at the International 
Federation of Automatic Control 
(IFAC) Conference on System 
Structure and Control at Nantes, 

Jeff Edmunds, library assistant, 

attended the third International 
Nabokov Conference in Nice, 
France. The by-invitation-only 
conference, titled "Nabokov: At 
the Crossroads of Modernism and 
Postmodernism," included 
Nabokov specialists from nine 

Robert Lima, professor of Span- 
ish and comparative literature 
and Fellow of the Institute for the 
Arts and Humanistic Studies, 
chaired a session and presented a 
paper titled 'The God of Celesti- 
na: Plutonic Magic and Witch- 
craft in Tragkomedia de Catixto y 
Melibea" at the Fifteenth Century 
Studies International Congress 
held at Castle Kaprun, in 
Salzburg, Austria. 






Several new 
attended the 
first meeting of 
the University 
Council on 
Continuous Quality Improvement for the 
academic year: Peter Jurs, professor of chem- 
istry and chair of the University Faculty Sen- 
ate; Betty Roberts, assistant vice president for 
Business Services; Jack Royer, senior associ- 
ate dean for the Commonwealth Educational 
System, and Graham Spanier, president. 
Also present were administrative fellows, 
Robin Anderson, Judy Ozment, and Claudia 
Limbert. The council is chaired by Susan 
Welch, dean of the College of the Liberal 

An overview of the rationale, objectives, 
past activities and accomplishments of the 
council was presented by Gregory Geoffroy, 
dean of the Eberly College of Science. Presi- 
dent Spanier commented that he was 
"impressed by what CQI has accomplished at 
Penn State" and will continue to look for 
opportunities to support quality initiatives. 

Quality Experts Needed 

The National Institute of Standards and Tech- 
nology is seeking quality experts from educa- 
tional institutions to serve on the 1996 board 
of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige 
National Quality Award. Experts will partic- 
ipate in an ongoing pilot program to deter- 
mine whether the Baldrige quality award 
should be expanded to include categories for 
the education sector. Those selected for the 
board must take p.irt in a three-day prepara- 
tion course based on the Baldrige award 
examination items. In addition, examiners 
are expected to spend 10 days or more 
reviewing applications, preparing feedback 
reports, and in some cases, participating in 
site visits. 

Applications for the board of examiners are 
available from the Malcolm Baldrige National 
Quality Award Office, phone: (301 ) 975-2036, 
fax: (301) 948-3716, E-mail: 
Applications are due Nov. 1. 

Assistance for Focus Groups 

CQI teams and others involved in quality 
improvement initiatives often assess their 
customers' needs by conducting focus 
groups. In order to assist team members in 
this activity, the CQI Center has purchased 
copies of an 80-page booklet by David L. 
Morgan, Focus Groups As Qualitative Research. 
The publication, which describes planning, 
conducting and analyzing focus groups, may 
be borrowed from the center's library. For 
more information, please call the CQI Center, 
at (814) 863-8721, or stop by 303 Old Main. 

A New Team Member 

Barbara Sherlock, formerly an executive offi- 
cer in Naval ROTC, will work with the CQI 
Center and the Human Resource Develop- 
ment Center to provide consulting assistance 
to quality improvement teams. She can be 
reached at (814) 865-1413. 

September 14, 1995 

Green space 

II may not look like il yet, but by spring this area will be lush with greenery. Workers are just beginning to construct the layout ol Foundry 
Park, the 1995 class gift. Soon, landscape students in the class of Dan Stearns, associate professor of landscape contracting, will begin 
planting flowering trees and shrubs in the area as pari of their course work. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

>k Shelf 

Amy K. Glasmeier, associate professor of geography and 
regional planning, is co-author of From Combines to Com- 
puters: Rural Services and Development in the Age of Informa- 
tion Technology with Marie Howland, director and associ- 
ate professor of the Urban Studies and Planning Program 
at the University of Maryland. 

The book, published by the State University of New 
York Press, is part of the SUNY series "The New Inequali- 
ties" edited by A. Gary Dworkin. 

Through an analysis of national data and detailed case 
studies, From Combines to Computers examines how the 
transition to a service economy is playing out for rural 
America. The book answers two important questions: Will 
services fill the gap left by lost farming, manufacturing and 
mining jobs? And will services stabilize, even revitalize, 
rural areas? The authors document the intraregional spa- 
tial patterns and trends of services in the national econo- 
my, compare services in urban and rural communities and 
identify the potential and limitations of rural development 
strategies based on services. 

Steven Heine, associate professor of religious studies, has 
edited two books: Japan in Traditional and Postmodern Per- 
spectives (co-edited with Charles Wei-hsun Fu) and Bud- 
dhism and Interfaith Dialogue. 

Japan in Traditional and Postmodern Perspectives, pub- 
lished by the State University of New York Press, is a col- 
lection of essays by leading scholars in Japanese studies. 
Each article offers an in-depth analysis of the origins and 
development of an important aspect of Japanese culture, 
including religion, philosophy, literature and the arts and 
social behavior. The central underlying theme is to explore 
the question of the uniqueness and creativity of Japanese 

culture as seen from traditionalist and postmodernist 
standpoints. The volume features a contribution from 
Nobel Literature Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe. 

Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue, published by the Uni- 
versity of Hawaii Press, is a collection of articles by the 
Japanese Buddhist scholar and philosopher Massao Abe, 
who has taught at Princeton, Chicago and Columbia uni- 
versities. This volume, part one of a two-volume sequel to 
Abe's award-winning Zen and Western Thought (Hawaii 
1985), focuses on Abe's project over the last three decades 
of undertaking a theological dialogue with some of the 
leading representatives of Western religious traditions. 

Harold H. Schobert, professor and program chair of fuel 
science in the 

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is 
author of Lignites of North America, published in 1995 in the 
Coal Science and Technology Series of Elsevier. 

This monumental, 714-page work is the most compre- 
hensive study of lignites compiled to date. Successive 
chapters deal with the location of lignite deposits, their 
deposition and formation, the organic structure, and 
organic reaction chemistry, the nature and behavior of 
inorganic constituents, and lignite's physical properties 
and moisture content. The mining, transportation, storage 
and beneficiation of these coals are discussed, followed by 
investigation of lignite combustion, liquefaction, gasifica- 
tion and chemical products. 

Understanding that this work will be used primarily as 
a reference, Dr. Schobert has provided useful annotated 
references to the original work — no less than 1,830 cita- 
tions are made to the literature and an extensive index fur- 
ther assists readers. 

Dr. Schobert is also author of The Uu-mtstry of Hydro- 
carbon Fuels (1990) and Coat: The Energy Source of the Past 
and Future (1987). 

Since he joined the faculty in 1986, Dr. Schobert has 
been instrumental in re-establishing the eminence of coal 
liquefaction research at the University and inaugurating 
projects on jet fuels. 


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can Association for the Advancement 
of Science, Dr. Lane said, "once inflict- 
ed, the damage cannot easily be 
reversed and the capability is 
almost never achieved again." 

"To prevent this damage will 
require, 1 believe, an unprecedented 
degree of partnership between busi- 
ness and higher education in which 
the two agree on the message and 
strategy and work together to inform 
the public." 

In his Scanticon talk, Dr. Lane 
charged the science establishment 
with two tasks to confront the new 
reality of a changing and declining 
national investment in research and 

"Our first task will be to explain to 

"We have entered a stage 
of pervasive reductions 
and R&D will not be 

— Neal Lane 

National Science Foundation 

the public and to their representatives 
in the Congress the value and effec- 
tiveness of science and technology in 
our society," said Lane. "The second 
is to be responsible participants in the 
total R&D system." 

He noted that unique and valuable 
components of the U.S. research and 
development enterprise were target- 
ed for elimination by newly elected 
policy makers with no experience in 
how the process as a whole functions. 
Dr. Lane warned that scientists 
employed directly by the government 
or doing taxpayer-supported research 
have a "responsibility to explain to 
the American public the contributions 
that science and technology make in 
meeting the goals of the nation and its 

"It is only then that we can expect 
society to truly understand and value 
those contributions. It is only then 
that the public's representatives in 
Congress will be instructed to pre- 
serve this national capability for find- 
ing solutions to many of society's 

However, no matter how well the 
science and research enterprise 
address the current funding prob- 
lems, things will change. 

"We have entered a stage of per- 
vasive reductions and R&D will not 
be exempted," Dr. Lane said. "We as 
a community can either participate in 
and help guide this process with 
informed judgment and reasoned 
advice, or we can look the other way 
and let others less knowledgeable of 
the system make those decisions." 

— A'ndrea Elyse Messer 

September 14, 1995 

CEO of State College firm earns "Renaissance" title 

Donald W. Hamer, the founder, chairman and 
chief executive officer of State College-based 
State of the Artlnc. will be honored at the 19th annu- 
al Renaissance Fund dinner, to be held Nov. 16 at the 
Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park Campus. 

The dinner raises funds for Penn State's Renais- 
sance Scholarships, which are awarded to academi- 
cally talented students who have financial need. 
Since its inception in 1969, the fund has raised $2.8 
million in private contributions and has helped 
make higher education possible for 1,194 students. 
During the 1994-1995 school year, 261 scholarships 
were awarded. 

"Each year we select a community leader whose 
actions typify the spirit of the Renaissance Fund and 
establish scholarships in his or her name," Marjorie 
Dunaway, president of the fund's board of directors, 
said. "Don Hamer generously contributes his rime 
and resources to a wide range of community activi- 
ties and organizations, including Pattee Library, 
ClearVVater Conservancy and the Palmer Museum 
of Art." 

A philanthropist who believes in sharing his 
time and his financial resources, Mr. Hamer said, 
"You don't just give money away. You get involved. 
Even though it is time consuming, working with 
philanthropies is a lot of fun." 

Mr. Hamer serves on the advisory boards for 
two organizations that appeal to his love of the arts: 
The Palmer Museum of Art-to which he recently 
donated the Donald W. Hamer Sculpture Garden on 
the west side of the building-and Pennsylvania Cen- 
tre Stage. 

He is both a manufacturer and a conservationist. 
Through his work with ClearVVater Conservancy, 
Mr. Hamer puts his own resources into protecting 
natural resources for the future and is committed to 
completing the industrial process at his company in 
the most environmentally sound manner possible. 

Donald W. Hamer 

A native of Byron, 111., Mr. Hamer grew up in a 
Midwestern community where most people either 
operated a farm or owned their own business. His 
father owned a gas station and encouraged him to 
be his own boss. Mr. Hamer credits his high school 
principal for encouraging him to go to college and 
helping prepare him by tutoring him in subjects not 
covered by his high school. 

After college, Mr. Hamer served in the Navy in 

the latter part of World War 11 and again during the 
Korean Conflict, In the 1950s, he worked in the 
ceramics industry in Chicago and eventually took a 
job as a chief engineer at the Erie Technological 
Products plant — now Mu rata- Electronics — that 
brought him to State College. 

In 1969, Mr. Hamer left Erie Tech to form State 
of the Art. He originally intended the_company to 
provide educational seminars and consulting on 
thick-film-technology, a technique used in the man- 
ufacture of resistors and capacitors. When a buyer in 
France commissioned the company to manufacture 
a small number of chip resistors, the business 
became the manufacturing concern that it is today. 

Mr. Hamer received his first bachelor of science 
degree from The University of Illinois in ceramic 
engineering in 1 945. He earned his master's of busi- 
ness administration in 1958 from The University of 
Chicago, and earned a second bachelor's degree in 
electrical engineering from Penn State in 1968. 

Honors awarded to Mr. Hamer include the 
Microelectronics Society's Daniel C. Hughes Award 
for his many technical and educational contributions 
to the advancement of hybrid microelectronics tech- 
nology, the Buessem Award from Penn State for life- 
time achievement in electronic materials and the 
Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Award, which Pres- 
ident Bush presented to him in 1992. He received an 
Outstanding Alumnus award from the College of 
Engineering and the Engineering College Alumni 
Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering 
from The University of Illinois. 

Mr. Hamer and his wife, Marie Bednar, reside in 
Bellefonte. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m., preced- 
ed by a reception beginning at 6 p.m. For more 
information about how to obtain reservations and 
make scholarship gifts in Mr. Hamer 1 s honor, con- 
tact Barbara Sarra in the University's Office of 
Annual Giving at (814) 863-2052. 

Horror movie actress 
donates sculpture 
of books to Pattee 

Hazel Court Taylor, well-known for her roles 
in horror movies of the 1950s and 1960s as 
well as stage and television roles in her native 
England and the United States, is donating a 
sculpture to be unveiled in Pattee Library on 
Friday, Oct. 27. The sculpture, carved by Ms. 
Taylor herself, is a representation in marble of 
three books with an eternal flame emerging 
from the third book. The work is titled 
"Knowledge is Eternal" and will be displayed 
in the LIAS Room until the Paterno Library is 

Ms. Taylor studied at the London Acade- 
my of Dramatic Art and starred in the televi- 
sion series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." She 
appeared in 'The Raven" with Boris Karloff 
and also shared the screen with Vincent Price 
and Ray Milland in "The Premature Burial." 
After the birth of a son in 1967, she gave up 
her acting career and dedicated her talents to 
art. For the past 12 years she has studied in 
Pietrasanta, Italy. Ms. Taylor's most recent 
creation can be seen in the lobby of the Harp- 
er Group in San Francisco. 

Ms. Taylor is married to the actor/direc- 
tor/producer Don R. Taylor, graduate of 
Perm State class of 1942. He appeared in such 
classic films as "Naked City," "Stalag 17," and 
"Father of the Bride." He directed "Omen n," 
'Tom Sawyer," and "Escape from the Planet 
of the Apes." Both Hazel and Don Taylor are 
longtime friends of the University Libraries; 
the donation of her sculpture is their latest gift. 

Eight Fulbright Scholars visit University 

Eight Fulbright Scholars and lecturers from other 
nations are now visiting or will soon visit Penn State 
to teach, consult and conduct research under the spon- 
sorship of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship 
Board and the United States Information Agency. 

"In the 50th year of the Fulbright program, Penn 
State is continuing its tradition of hosting visiting Ful- 
bright Scholars," H. Mary Gage, University Fulbright 
Program adviser in the Office of International Pro- 
grams, said. "These distinguished people enrich our 
campus with their collaborative research and they also 
give us a better understanding of other countries and 
perspectives by living and working with us." 

Fulbright grants to the U.S. are awarded on the 
basis of international competition and a peer review 
conducted by the Council for International Exchange 
of Scholars. The program represents a significant part 
of the federal government's commitment to interna- 
tional educational exchange. On returning to their 
home institutions, Fulbright Scholars share their expe- 
riences at Penn State through seminars, meetings and 

The 1995-96 visitors include: 

■ Mohammad Abdulsalam, assistant professor 
in chemical and materials engineering at King Abdu- 
laziz University in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, is involved 
in a study of localized corrosion that focuses on crevice 
corrosion. He is working with Howard Pickering in 
the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. 

■ Martin Ibarra, lecturer with the National 
Autonomous University of Nicaragua in Leon, is 
researching programming language. He is working 
with J.M. Lambert in the Department of Computer 
Science and Engineering. 

■ Kazimierz Krzysztofek, head of the Research 
Department for New Problems in Culture at the Insti- 

tute of Culture in Warsaw, Poland, will study culture, 
market and democracy in East-Central Europe. He 
will work with Michael Bernhard in the Department 
of Political Science. 

■ Yeun Sook Lee, professor and head of the 
Department of Housing and Interior Design at Yansei 
University in Seoul, Korea, is developing a housing 
model for the elderly. She is working with Phyllis 
Adams in the Department of Agricultural and Exten- 
sion Education. 

■ Emmanuel Matateyou, assistant professor in 
the Department of French at the University of 
Yaounde I in Yaounde, Cameroon, is conducting 
research on an analytical dictionary of Bamun 
proverbs. He is working with Thomas A. Hale in the 
Department of Comparative Literature. 

■ Krishna Roy, reader and head of the Depart- 
ment of Philosophy at Jadavpur University in Calcut- 
ta, India, is studying problems and prospects of 
Hermeneutic Movement and its impact on the 20th 
century. She is working with Joseph Kockelmans in 
the Department of Philosophy. 

■ Galina Vasilyeva, senior researcher with the 
Laboratory of Biogeochemistry of Agrolandscapes at 
the Institute of Soil Science and Photosynthesis in 
Pushchino, Russia, will conduct research on microbial 
detoxification of soil-bound chloroanilines. She will 
work with Jean-Marc Bollag in the Laboratory of Soil 
Biochemistry at the Center for Bioremediation and 

■ Anatoliy Yerema, lecturer with the Department 
of Slavic Philology at Kiyiv Shevchenko University in 
Kiyiv, Ukraine, will teach a practical course of modern 
Ukrainian. He will work with Michael Naydan in the 
Department of Russian and East European Studies. 

September 21, 1995 

Three appointed as Administrative Fellows 

Robin L. Anderson 

Three Administrative Fellows 
have been appointed for the 
1995-96 academic year. 

■ Robin L. Anderson, senior 
information systems consultant in 
the Office of Administrative Sys- 
tems, will serve under the mentor- 
ship of Gary C. Schultz, senior vice 
president for finance. 

■ Claudia A. Limbert, associate 
professor of English and women's 
studies at the Shenango Campus, 
will serve under the mentorship of 
Robert E. Dunham, senior vice 
president and dean of the Com- 
monwealth Educational System. 

■ Judy L. Ozment, associate pro- 
fessor of chemistry at the Ogontz Campus, will serve 
under the mentorship of John A. Brighton, executive 
vice president and provost. 

At University Park, Ms. Anderson provides tech- 
nical direction, guidance and training for using infor- 
mation technology to improve productivity in admin- 
istrative units. She also manages the Administrative 
Training and Support Center staff. She holds an M.A. 
in education from Michigan State University and a 
B.S. in education from Eastern Michigan University. 

She came to Perm State in 1987, working first as an 
office information specialist and then as an Integrat- 
ed Business Information System (IBIS) training coor- 
dinator, both with the Office of Administrative Sys- 
tems, before assuming her current duties in 1993. 
Earlier, she was an information center analyst with 
Paul Revere Companies in Worcester, Mass., and 
taught for 10 years in Michigan and Virginia public 

Among other activities, Ms. Anderson serves as a 
coordinator with the Task Forces for Innovation in the 
Corporate Controller's area, as a member of the Eber- 
ly College of Science Continuous Quality Improve- 
ment (CQI) Team, and as a member of the University 
Committee on Continuing and Distance Education 
Computer Conferencing- She was a founding mem- 
ber of the Professional Women at Perm State and was 
named to the Achieving Women of Penn State by the 
University's Commission for Women in 1990. She is a 

Claudia A. Limbert 

member of the Nittany Valley Chapter of the Ameri- 
can Society for Training and Development and of the 
National Association of Female Executives. 

At Shenango, Dr. Limbert has taught in English 
and women's studies since 1988. The first person in 
her family to graduate from high school, she now 
holds a Ph.D. in English literature and an M.A. in fic- 
tion writing, both from Boston University, and a B.A. 
in a triple major — English, history and education — 
from Bethel College in North Newtown, Kansas. 

Among other topics, she has published on the 
works of the 17th-century poet, Katherine Philips, 
who was also the subject of the 800-page dissertation 
she completed while working as a teaching fellow. 
She is a frequent participant at Midwest Modem Lan- 
guage Association conferences, a member of the exec- 
utive council of the Northeast Modem Language 
Association, and was a recent keynote speaker for an 
International Conference of Women in Higher Edu- 
cation meeting in San Francisco. 

Dr. Limbert is a winner of the 1994 Penn State 
Shenango Teacher of the Year Award and has served 
as secretary and chairperson of the Faculty Senate at 
Shenango. She has also been on the ad hoc Commit- 
tee on CES Faculty Reductions and the Beaver- 
Shenango Joint CEO Evaluation Committee. In addi- 
tion, she founded a faculty/staff women's group 
known as Chrysalis and a Quality of Life Team for 
the campus. 

Dr. Ozment holds a B.S. in chem- 
istry from the University of California 
at Davis and a Ph.D. in physical chem- 
istry from the University of Utah. She 
joined the University faculty in 1986, 
before which, she worked as a post- 
doctoral fellow with the University of 
Washington, as a graduate fellow at the 
University of Utah, and as an instruc- 
tional assistant at the American River 
College in Camiichael, Calif. 

With Penn State, Dr. Ozment 
served as chair of the Ogontz Faculty 
Senate in 1993-94 and works on various 
standing and ad hoc committees for the 
nt group- She is a member of the Campus 

Future Committee and Campus Strate- 
gic Planning Committee and chaired the [994 Ogontz 
Campus CEO Search Committee. She also serves as 
the campus department coordinator tor chemistry 
and as co-coordinator of the new B.S./B.A. Science 
Degree Program at Ogontz^ 

Dr. Ozment is a member of the American Chemi- 
cal Society, the American Association for the 
Advancement of Science, and the American Associa- 
tion of University Women. She is co-author of a 1992 
paper published in the International Journal of Quan- 
tum Chemistry, a 1993 winner of the University's Mil- 
ton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Under- 
graduate Teaching, and a 1992 winner of the Ogont/ 
Campus' Award for Outstanding Teaching. 

The Administrative Fellows Program is designed 
to provide an opportunity to enhance the administra- 
tive talents and qualifications of women and minori- 
ties by involving them in mentorship experiences 
with top-level administrators at the University. 

The program provides opportunities for Fellows 
to participate in a wide range of decision-making 
processes, learning activities, and program manage- 
ment, so they are better equipped to handle the chal- 
lenges of higher education administration. The Fel- 
lows Program also will help create a pool of qualified 
women and minorities for potential administrative 
vacancies, both inside and outside the Penn State 

Online listserv keeps financial aid administrators up-to-date 

If you think figuring out a college finan- 
cial aid form is complicated, just imagine 
how difficult it is for university financial 
aid administrators to keep up-to-date on 
bank loan regulations, and state and fed- 
eral aid legislation, as well as their own 
college scholarship and loan programs. 

While some college and university 
aid offices are particularly adept at 
working with changing requirements 
and creating innovative aid package* to 
help make college affordable, others 
have lacked the resources. 

Now, instead of operating indepen- 
dendy, thousands of financial aid spe- 
cialists in the U.S., Canada and more 
than 16 other countries share informa- 
tion and advice on Finaid-L, a listserv list 
or bulletin board developed at Penn 
State by Robert E. Quinn, director of 
computer services in the Office of Stu- 
dent Aid. The service is free, but mem- 
bership is restricted to the higher educa- 
tion financial aid community. 

"We started the list because we 
wanted to know how other schools were 
solving problems. Even though Penn 
State, as a national research university, is 
quite different from, say, a single-cam- 

pus liberal arts college, we wanted to 
know more about how others were 
being innovative," Mr. Quinn, said. 

Peter M. Weiss, systems engineer for 
teleprocessing in the Office of Adminis- 
trative Systems, helped establish the list 
in May of 1992, and sent an announce- 
ment that it was up and running to a 
"New Lists" bulletin board on the Inter- 
net. Finaid-L got a few subscriptions 
right away, but remained quiet while the 
new subscribers waited to see what type 
of conversations were going to take 
place. Mr. Quinn then sent a message to 
the list indicating a few topics he wanted 
to discuss and listed such things as voice 
response systems. Conversation ensued 
and Finaid-L began to pick up speed 
with about 400 subscribers by September 
that year. It has now stabilized at about 
2,400 subscribers from higher education, 
public and private funding agencies and 
other government offices concerned with 
financial aid. 

"I never dreamed Finaid-L would 
become so popular. We were a very 
loose group of administrators before, 
mostly meeting only at conferences, but 
lity where 

sharing solutions and frustrations on a 
daily basis is natural," Mr. Quinn said. 

Typical topics in a day range from 
default and bankruptcy, impacts of 
inheritance, work study questions 
dependency status, and needs analysis 
to Pell, Perkins and Stafford require- 
ments. The focus is national, and the 
scope is information exchange and prob- 
lem resolution relating to the adminis- 
tration of student financial aid at U.S. 
institutions of higher education. 

Parents and students looking for 
information and assistance are invited to 
contact individual college or university 
financial aid offices. 

Finaid-L is not the only electronic 
service now available to financial aid 
administrators. The Post-Secondary 
Education Network (PEN) is a subscrip- 
tion dial-up system with current docu- 
ments relating to financial aid and some 
limited discussion abilities. The U.S. 
Department of Education has an on-line 
system; software vendors have help 
lines, and guarantee agencies also offer 
assistance electronically. But, Finaid-L is 
free and it allows administrators to 
exchange information and ask questions 

of each other directly. Information on 
the system is indexed and can be 
accessed easily. 

Since its first year, Mr. Quinn and 
other subscribers have held Finaid-L 
meetings at the national conference. He 
and colleagues Lee Gordon at Purdue 
and John Carver at North East Iowa 
Community College did a session on 
Internet tools for financial administra- 
tors at this summer's conference and 
had a chance to meet many Finaid-L 
subscribers in person. The success of the 
listserv has not only built a new com- 
munity, it has fostered several spin-offs 
such as Finnet-L (or those who want to 
concentrate on the technical computer 
issues of financial aid administration. 

"After three years, most profession- 
als in the financial aid community 
would now be hard-pressed to live 
without Finaid-L" Mr. Quinn said. 'It 
forces you to keep up-to-date on issues 
in financial aid management. Ifs 
become a community for me and an 
asset to Perm State as the provider of 
information to others." 

6 Intercom 
September 14, 1995 

Nittany Lion lawn art? 

If s true, sports fans. A team of Penn State graduate students has helped a 
Windber, Pa. firm develop the first concrete version of the University mas- 
cot suitable for your very own turf. 

A faithful KID- pound rendition of the 13-ton original, this little Penn State 
Nittany Lion may even be the only concrete example of a mas- 
cot designed for use as yard art. 

The lawn lion, which costs $150 in standard tan, was launched as a CC+ 
Inc. product Sept. 9 at the first Penn State football game of the season. 

Phil Banks, a master of engineering candidate in the College of Engi- 
neering and John Stitch , an MBA candidate in The Smeal College of Busi- 
ness Administration, helped CC+ — a two-man operation run by Bob Dusack 
and Henry Swinsinski apply for and obtain a license for use of the Nittany 
Lion image, found an artist to sculpt the model for the lawn ornament mold 
and got advice on concrete formulations from the University's Materials 
Research Laboratory. 

Both graduate students are part of Penn State's Entrepreneurial Market 
Research Services Center (EMRSC), which helps entrepreneurs in the 38 
counties in northern and central Pennsylvania that comprise the most rural 
part of the state. The center is supported by a grant from the Ben Franklin 
Partnership Program, a Pennsylvania Department of Commerce Economic 
Development Initiative, and a Business Assistance Demonstration grant from 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

The lawn lion is the first yard art for the EMRSC, which has 
provided help to more tffan 60 companies since its founding in 1993. 

Annual Career Fair being held today 

More than 75 corporations and organizations are expected to be on hand for 
the ninth annual Smeal College Career Fair being held today in the Hetzel 
Union Building (HUB) on the University Park Campus. 

Each year, this event attracts hundreds of undergraduate and graduate 
students interested in exploring their career options. Company representa- 
tives help by providing specific information about their organizations or with 
more general advice about the industry or marketplace in which their firms 
operate. Displays and booths will feature slides, photos, brochures and other 
informational aids. 

Sponsored by The Smeal College Corporate Associates Program and the 
college's Business Student Council, the fair will be held in the HUB Ballroom 
and Ray Lounge ("Fishbowl"), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the businesses 
represented will be: Air Products and Chemicals Inc., American Management 
Systems, Andersen Consulting, Armstrong World Industries Inc., AT&T, 
Eaton Corporation-Cutler Hammer, Emst & Young LLP, General Electric, 
IBM Corp., Macy's East, May Department Stores Co., MBNA America, Nabis- 
co Inc., Philip Morris USA, Phoenix Home Life; Pizza Hut Inc., PPG Indus- 
tries Inc., Price Waterhouse LLP and Towers Perrin. 

Parents and Families Day is Sept. 23 

Parents and families of Penn State students at the University Park Campus are 
invited to attend a full day of tours, open houses and educational programming 
beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. 

Registration will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hetzel Union Build- 
ing. Educational seminars begin at 10 a.m. in the HUB with a session on transi- 
tion issues followed at 1 1 a.m. by a session on Penn State's ranking and reputa- 
tion, a general question and answer session for parents at 1 p.m., also in the 
HUB, and a session on "Severe Winter Weather, Tornadoes and Hurricanes: 
New Climate Trends or Media Hype" at 2:1 5 p.m. in 1 1 2 Walker Building. 

There will also be an Information Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the HUB, incor- 
porating town and campus organizations, and an opportunity to learn the 
dances of other countries with the International Dancers at 2 p.m. in 133 White 
Building. The Old Main Bell Tower will be open from noon to 5 p.m. and the 
Multicultural Resource Center will host an open house for parents of color at 3:30 
p.m. The College of Communications, the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor and the 
Microcomputer Order Center will also host open houses. A schedule of times is 
available from the Parents and Families Office. 

Campus bus tours, walking tours and tours of agricultural facilities are 
scheduled from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Parents and families are also invited to join students in the residence halls 
for lunch and dinner for $2.50 and £4.50 respectively, and those staying for the 
evening can attend "Synergy: The Student Talent Show" in SchwabAuditorium 
at 8 p.m., or stargaze in Davey Laboratories, or attend RoadsideTheater at Eisen- 
hower Auditorium. 

For more information, contact the Parents and Families Office at (814) 863- 

News in Brief 

Meat sales 

The Meats Lab began its fall meat 
sales schedule on Sept. 8, and will con- 
tinue each Friday through Dec. 15. 
Meat is sold weekly on Friday 
between 1:30 and 4 p.m. There is usu- 
ally a good selection of beef, pork and 
Iamb cuts, as well as processed items 
such as summer sausage, regular 
sausage, hot sausage, scrapple, cured 
ham and bacon. 

The Meats Lab is located in a white 
building directly across the road from 
Beaver Stadium. 

For more information, call the 
Meats Lab at 865-1787. 

Programs offered 

The Center for Adult Learner Services 
is sponsoring "LIAS Research 
Overview," a program geared to grad- 
uate students or undergraduate adult 
learners interested in research. The 
program, set for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, 
Sept. 14, in 329 Boucke, will focus on: 
— Discussion of online research (LIAS, 
Uncover, ERIC); 

— Overview of resources and work- 
— Learn of subject specific library staff. 

Anyone interested in attending or 
needing information, please contact 
the Center for Adult Learner Services 
at 863-3887 or stop by 323 Boucke. 

The center also is sponsoring 
"Strategies for Academic Success," a 
program that will focus on: 
— Classroom strategies (study groups, 
networking with other students and 
techniques to approach faculty); 
— Tutoring and other support services; 

— Employment opportunities as a 

The program is scheduled for 
noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in 329 

Reception for gay, lesbian 
and bisexual community 

A reception for the University's gay, 
lesbian and bisexual community and 
allies will be held from 5-7 p.m. Fri- 
day, Sept. 15, in the Colonial Room of 
the Nittany Lion Inn. The reception, 
co-sponsored by the Committee on 
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Equity and 
the Coalition of Lesbian, Gay and 
Bisexual Graduate Students, will fea- 
ture light refreshments. 

For more information, contact 
Jeannette Bragger at (814) 865-0214. 

Women's Club 

Penn State University Women's Club 
will welcome new members at its Fall 
Reception from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, 
Sept. 19, in the Kern Graduate Center. 
Women may register for 20 inter- 
est groups: antique study, book and 
play review, book exchange, bowling, 
bridge, dinners for eight, French and 
German conversation, fun with food, 
golf, hiking, knitting and crocheting, 
luncheons for six, mother's group. 

needle craft, professional 
swimnastics and book dis 

Volunteer service areas will be: 
Reading for the visually handicapped 
and The Volunteer Center of Centre 

Major events during the year, 
which are open to the entire member- 
ship, include trips to New York City, 
New Hope and Reading, Pa., a histo- 
ry of ARL presentation and tour of 
the Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel 
and a spring luncheon. 

Computer security 

Kathy Kimball, University computei 
network and information security 
officer, will speak at a meeting of Pro- 
fessional Women at Penn State at 
11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Eisen- 
hower Chapel on the University Park 

Her presentation, titled "Sniffing, 
Snooping and other 'S' Words. . . . 
.like Security: What Does This Mean 
When 'Surfing the Net'?," is part of 
brown-bag lunch meeting. Issues to 
be discussed include Internet sec 
ty, local PC security, private file s 
rity and electronic mail security. 

Professional Women at Penn State 
is a grass-roots group coordinated by 
University women in which partici- 
pants can develop and maintain a 
communications network and serve 
as a resource for other Penn Staters. 

The group welcomes attendance 
by both males and females in all job 
and student classifications at the Uni- 

Fulbright program 

The University now has 14 students 
studying abroad on grants adn 
tered under the 1995-96 Fulbright 
program. Ten awardees recently 
received baccalaureate degrees from 
Penn State and four are in Ph.D. pn 

Exhibit to honor 
Jerusalem's 3,000-year 

Penn State Hillel, the Jewish'Studie 
Program, the HUB Gallery and the 
Center for Ethics and Religious 
Affairs will host an exhibit in honor 
of Jerusalem's 3,000-year anniversary. 
The exhibit, courtesy of the Israeli 
consulate in Philadelphia, is titled: 
"Israel: Archaeology from the Air" 
and consists of 25 placarded aerial 
photographs of major Israeli sites. 
The show runs from Sept. 21 through 
Oct. 5 in the Hetzel Union Building 
Reading Room on the University Park 

At 7 p.m. Sept. 21 there will be ar 
opening reception, which includes < 
slide display on the subject of 
Jerusalem throughout history. 

For more information, call Hillel 
at (814) 863-3816. 

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237 rooms — and each one is a little 

'There's not a lot of duplication. 
Rooms may be similar, but rooms on 
the third floor may have dormers and 
the ones downstairs do not. So as you 
come in you identify with a particular 
room. It's something you remember 
and you would ask for again," Mr. 
Purdum said. 

Bobbie and Al O'Donnell of Dun- 
more, Pa., do just that. 

"We ask for room 2038 every time. 
It's our favorite," Mr. O'Donnell said. 

The O'Donnells, who have a 
daughter attending Penn State, stay at 
the Inn for home football games, for 
student move- in days and sometimes, 
for no reason at all. 

"The nicest thing about the Inn is 
that it's not a hotel. It's an inn," Mrs. 
O'Donnell said. "During the time 
we've been staying here, we have got- 
ten to know everybody. There's a cer- 
tain bellman that we ask for. We know 
the people who work behind the desk 
and they know us. We look forward to 
staying here." 

With the addition of the new main 
lobby in 1992, the old lobby and reser- 
vation desk became obsolete. That, 
too, is changing. The area is gaining an 
alumni presence. The Alumni Associa- 
tion now occupies the old reservation 
desk area. Their information kiosk is 
located in the old lobby. Plaques hon- 
oring the University's distinguished 
alumni will soon grace one wall. Even- 
tually, curios containing Penn State 
memorabilia will be displayed. 

"We hope that someday the cam- 
pus tours can begin and end here," 
Mr. Purdum said. 

The designers also took delight in 
adding surprises to the rooms. In 
some rooms, guests will find a second 
vanity outside the bathroom, an extra 
accent table or a coffee maker. Other 
rooms have overstuffed chairs with 
ottomans. One 
uses as a bridal 
suite, has an 
shower and a 
Jacuzzi in the 

There's also 
a large spa in 
the Inn's new 
fitness room, 
and a putting 
green hidden 
away in the 
courtyard out- 
side the fitness 

"When you 
walk into this 
place, it gives 
you a great feel- 
ing. Everybody 
makes a big 

fuss over you and you forget your 
business day," Mr. O'Donnell said. 

Renovating the 1957 section of the 

a bite 

j the i- 

that section were already of adequate 
size. Instead of gutting the wing, they 
remodeled the existing rooms. 

'This room type is probably more 

consistent with a guest's expectat 
at a university inn, but still if; 
fortable room," Mr. Purdum said. 
'The bathroom is large enough. We 
kept the original tub, just put the tub 
surround around it, changed hard- 
ware and put in a pedestal sink. The 
section has an older feel, because we 
did it within the original space. 
Although these rooms weren't cheap 
to redo, they were a fraction of the 
cost of what we had 
to do in the 1931 sec- 

TheNiUany Lion 
Inn is carrying debt 
for the addition and 
Although the Inn is 
on University proper- 
ty and falls under the 
domain of Auxiliary 
Services, it gets no 
University funding. 

"All the renova- 
tions come strictly 
from operating rev- 
enues," Mr. Purdum 

Not all areas have 
been renovated. The 
Colonial Room, once the premier ban- 
quet room at the Inn, will have to wait 
for its new look. 

The addition of Whiskers Lounge in 
1992 and the newly renovated dining 
room add a special ambiance to the 
Inn as well. Partition walls and a buf- 
fet snaking down the middle of the 
dining room break up the once-cav- 
ernous area to create a more intimate 
dining experience. 

More important than the renova- 
tions, however, is the level of service a 
hotel delivers. The Nittany Lion Inn 
has put a lot of emphasis on this area. 
"You can have the Taj Mahal, but 
if the staff has no idea how to provide 
friendly, warm, sincere service, you 
have nothing," Mike Conti, opera- 
tions manager at 
the Inn, said. 
"I've known 
many businesses 
that work out of 
shacks — facili- 
ties that may not 
be all that attrac- 
tive, but are so 
that they're very 
successful. And 1 
know other facil- 
ities that are just 
the opposite. 
The great thing 
about the Nit- 
tany Lion Inn is 
that we have 
Photo: Greg Grieco Mr. Purdum 

"It takes outstanding people to 
have an outstanding hotel. I've been in 
this business 20 years, and I've never 
worked with this many outstanding 
professionals, at every single position, 
in every area of the Inn," Mr. Purdum 
said. "If s a great team. People are real- 
ly focused on what we're here for, and 

that's to be a part of the educational 
process and to establish and maintain 
these very special relationships that 
we have. We don't take the University 
business for granted. We can't. We 
have to earn it. And everybody here 
takes that very seriously." 

The educational aspect is what sets 
the Nittany Lion Inn apart from other 
hotels in the area. The Inn, in conjunc- 
tion with the University's Hotel and 
Restaurant Management Program, 
offers three-credit internships that 
include classroom time and up to 24 
positions per semester for students to 
work in any of the operational areas of 
the Inn. Classwork is focused on iden- 
tifying areas needing improvement 
and then working through to resolve 
the problems. Formal presentations 
are given to not only the classroom 
instructors, but also to the Inn's man- 
agement group Examples of intem- 
created programs include the Inn's 
recycling program and its banquet 
storage organization system. 

The Inn also has an executive 
internship program. 

"We have a student who was a 
very successful and very high-per- 
forming employee, so she was given 
an opportunity to work directly with 
me this whole semester," Mr. Pur- 
dum said. 

Elizabeth Ann Winstanley, a 
junior majoring in hotel and restaurant 
management, met with Mr. Purdum 
and President Graham Spanier to dis- 
cuss the president's hospitality expec- 
tations, and she's participating in the 
strategic planning process for Auxil- 
iary Services. 

"We're part of Auxiliary Services. I 
report to Tom Gibson, who is in 
charge of the Inn, the Bryce Jordan 
Center, Penn State Scanticon and 
Housing and Food Services," Mr. Pur- 
dum said. 'Those groups have never 
been together before. Now we're 
working together as a team to deter- 

at the group's initial meeting and will 
participate in the team decisions. 

"After graduation, I plan to go into 
sales or operations within the hotel 
industry. This internship is a wonder- 
ful experience Something like this, 
that gives this type of experience, will 
give me an edge in the job market." 

Ms. Winstanley's job at the Inn's 
front desk and her participation in 
employee focus groups are what 
opened the door for her to this educa- 
tional opportunity. 

"That is what truly makes us dif- 
ferent than any other hotel," Mr. Pur- 
dum said. 'Teaching, education, 
research, we need to be a part of that. 
We can't just be another hotel. Other- 
wise, there's nothing that separates us 
from the competition." 

The Nittany Lion Inn has received 
other distinctions as well. The book 
Best Places To Stay: Mid-Atlantic States, 
published in 1994, calls the Inn "an 
elegant center to a thriving college 
community," and the August 1995 
issue of Lof/vjor.v / ti^j>ilatil\/ rales the 
Inn 42nd in the nation in its rankings 
of top-performing suburban hotels. 

Now that the renovations are done 
and the quality of service is at an all- 
time high, the Inn must work to main- 
tain what it has. Mr. Purdum has a 
plan in place to continuously reinvest 
in the facility, refurbishing 20 percent 
of the rooms each year. 

"We don't ever want to be in a 
position of having to go back and do 
massive rework," Mr. Purdum said. 
"We have to perpetuate the excellence. 
We have got to be the best. Our mis- 
sion is recognition as America's finest 
campus inn, and that's how we have 
to function in order to achieve the 
level of success, of service, that Penn 
State wants to achieve. We're com- 
mitted to doing just that." 

■ Mountz 

September 14, 1995 

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Trombone Quartet 

The Seventh Resolution Trombone 
Quartet will open the '95-'% Bach's 
Lunch concert today at 12:10 p.m. in 
the Helen Eakin Eisenhower Chapel 
on University Park Campus. 

The 20-minute concert is part of 
the Bach's Lunch series sponsored by 
the College of Arts and Architecture 
School of Music and University 
Lutheran Parish, 

The Seventh Resolution Trom- 
bone Quartet consists of four under- 
graduate trombone majors in the 
School of Music, 

The audience is invited to take a 
brown bag lunch to eat in the Roy 
and Agnes Wilkinson Lounge after 
the performance. Coffee and tea will 
be provided. The concert is open to 
the public. 

French music 
on the trombone 

Mark Lusk, associate professor of 
trombone, will present a recital at 8 
p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Recital 
Hall of the College of Arts and Archi- 
tecture School of Music on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus, 

The program will feature French 
music ranging from the "Ava Maria" 
of Charles Gounod to "What Are You 

Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" by 
Michel LeGrand. 

Mr. Lusk has presented numerous 
recitals at universities and colleges 
around the country. Along with his 
teaching duties, he conducts The 
Penn State Trombone Choir and The 
University Brass, and performs with 
The Pennsylvania Brassworks. 

The recital is free to the public. 

Roadside Theatre 

Roadside Theatre will perform 
"South of the Mountain" at 8 p.m. 
Saturday, Sept. 23, in Eisenhower 
Auditorium on the University Park 
Campus. The performance opens the 
Center for the Performing Arts 1995- 
96 season. 

Roadside Theatre employs story- 
telling, singing and acoustic instru- 
ments to tell the stories of 
Appalachia. Artistic Director Ron 
Short, a native of southwestern Vir- 
ginia, finds his material in the stories 
of his kin. Short also acts in the work 
with two other performers. 

"South of the Mountain" is the 
poignant, troubling and ultimately 
uplifting story of the dramatic 
changes faced by two generations of 
an Appalachian Mountain family 
when their farming way of life yields 

to an industrial, coal mining lifestyle. 
A post- performance discussion will be 
featured as part of the event. 

"JammhY With Roadside Theatre," 
a story and music swap for communi- 
ty members, will be held from 7 to 10 
p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in the VFW 
building, 139 N. Barnard Street, State 
College. The event is free to the public; 
refreshments will be served. 

For tickets or more information, 
contact the Arts Ticket Center, open 
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m., at (814)863- 0255. Outside 
the local calling area, phone 
(800)ARTS-TIX. All major credit cards 
are accepted. 

"Distinctive Styles" 

The free HUB "Distinctive Styles" con- 
cert series at University Park for the 
fall includes: 

■ Sept. 20: The Michael Karn 

Formed in 1993, this group draws on 
jazz's treasured past to create contem- 
porary performances; 

■ Oct. 12: One Alternative 
A trio of two guitarists and an 
oboist/English horn player offers a 
musical blend of classical, folk, jazz 
and popular styles; 

■ Oct. 24: Whiskey Tango 

Take a whirlwind tour of the universal 
music experience of Celtic tribal 
dances, hot romantic tangos from 
South America and ancient Renais- 
sance works with these two musicians. 

■ Nov. 9: Jack Gladstone 

Jack Gladstone, a Montana Blackfeet 
Indian, is a singer, songwriter and 
masterful storyteller. 

■ Dec. 6: Andrew Roblin and The 
Pocono Mountain Men 

Come hear this band play banjo, haw 
harp, guitar, fiddle, mandolin and 
hammered dulcimer in a fusion of 
bluegrass and folk. 

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. 

Cultural Arts at DuBois 

The Cultural Performing Arts Series 
begins at DuBois Campus on Sept. 21 
in the Hiller Auditorium with a per- 
formance by ventriloquist/puppeteer 
Dan Horn and continues with six 
additional performances by a variety 
of artists. 

Mr. Horn, who has performed 
professionally for 14 years, has 
appeared on Fox-TV's "Comic STrip 
Live" and "Sunday Comics;" Show- 
time "Comedy Club Network;" 
A&E's "Evening at the Improv;" 
TNN's "Funny Business; and 
"Stand-Up Spotlight" and "Comedy 
Central." The show begins at 7:30 

Rounding out the series are: 

■ Angie Miller, acoustic musi- 
cian, noon Friday, Oct. 6, in the Stu- 
dent Union; 

■ Calvin Jones, classical piano, 
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in 
Hiller Auditorium; 

■ Jack Gladstone, acoustic folk, 
7:30 p.. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Hiller 

■ Ellen Cross, acoustic rock, 
noon Wednesday, March 13, in the 
Student Union; 

■ Shanta-African Folk, 
music/storyteller, 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, March 20, in Hiller 
Auditorium; and 

■ Alpha Omega Players, the- 
atre, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in 
Hiller Auditorium. 

Cultural and Performing Arts 
Series performances are open to the 
public. A free brochure highlighting 
all performances is available by con- 
tacting Melissa Duttry at (814) 375- 

Search for Agricultural Sciences dean under way 

A search committee has been 
appointed to identify candidates for 
the position of dean of the College 
of Agricultural Sciences. David A. 
Shirley, senior vice president for 
Research and Graduate Education, 
is committee chair. 

Other members are: Theodore R. 
Alter, head, Department of Agricul- 
tural Economics and Rural Sociolo- 
gy and professor of agricultural eco- 
nomics; Blannie E. Bowen, C. Lee 
Rumberger and Family Professor of 
agriculture; Shorna R. Broussard, 
graduate student; Diane V. Brown 
associate dean and affiliate assistant 
professor of agricultura 
sion education; Daniel R. Deaver 
professor of reproductive physiolo 
gy; Nina V. Federoff, Verne M 
Willaman Professor of life 
and professor of biology and d 

tor of the Biotechnology Institute; 
David H. Fowler, county extension 
director and senior extension agent; 
Richard H. Fox, professor of soil sci- 
ence; Larry A. Nielsen, director of 
the School of Forest Resources and 
professor of natural resources; C. 
Channa Reddy, Distinguished Pro- 
fessor and interim head of the 
Department of Veterinary Science; 
Lorraine M. Sordillo-Gandy, asso- 
ciate professor of veterinary science; 
and Wendy L. Trigona, undergrad- 
uate student. 

The dean serves as principal aca- 
demic leader and chief executive 
officer of the college and reports 
directly to the executive vice presi- 
dent and provost of the University. 
The dean is responsible for plan- 
ning, budgeting, implementation, 
evaluation of programs of resident 

instruction, research and extension. 
The dean also serves as the director 
of the Agricultural Experiment Sta- 
tion and director of the Cooperative 
Extension Service. 

Candidates should have a 
demonstrated competence in a field 
of study commonly included in a 
college of agricultural sciences with 
credentials appropriate for appoint- 
ment as professor in his or her disci- 
pline. The candidate should have a 
thorough familiarity with the phi- 
losophy and responsibilities of a 
large, research-oriented, land-grant 
institution. Past experience in acad- 
emic administration with responsi- 
bility for personnel, programs 
and/or resources and a breadth of 
understanding and creative imagi- 
nation necessary to develop policy 
in keeping with the multiple mis- 

sions of the college are required. In 
addition, a wide acquaintance with 
agriculture and awareness of the 
college's responsibilities to the agri- 
cultural and food industries, 
forestry and many allied constituen- 
cies in dealing with their economic, 
social and technical problems is 

Nominations, applications and 
inquiries should be submitted to 
David A. Shirley, chair of the 
Search Committee for the Dean of 
the College of Agricultural Sciences, 
The Pennsylvania State University, 
Box PSI, 201 Old Main, University 
Park, Pa., 16802. Closing date is 
Nov. 1; however, the search com- 
mittee will continue to receive appli- 
cations and nominations until a suit- 
able candidate is selected. 

Intercom g 
September 14, 1995 " 

University Park Calendar 


Thursday, September 14 

Bach's Lunch, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel. 

Center lor Adult Learner Services, 6 p.m., 
329 Boucke Bldg. "LIAS Research 
Overview," geared to graduate students 
or undergraduate adult learners interesl- 

■ Palmer Lecture. 7:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon 
Auditorium. William J. Dewey on "Head- 
rests of Africa: Declarations of Stalus and 
Conduits to the Spirits." 

School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Kim 

Cook, cello, and Carl Blake, piano. 
Friday, September 15 

■ Gallery Talk, 3 p.m., Chrisloffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Kay Picart on "Asian 
Art at the Palmer Museum." 

Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Bldg. Sanlord Thatcher on "Schol- 
arly Publishing and the Electronic Future." 

School of Music Open House, 8 p.m., Music 
Bldg. I and II. 

Saturday, September 16 

■ Gallery Talk, 11 a.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Sarah Andrews on 
"African Art at the Palmer Museum." 

Sunday, September 17 

■ Palmer Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Audi- 
torium. "Africa: Mastering a Continent." 

Monday, September 18 

School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Mark 
L. Lusk, trombone. 

Tuesday, September 19 

Professional Women at Penn State, 12:05 
a.m., Eisenhower Chapel. Kathy Kimball 
on "Sniffing, Snooping and Other 'S' 
Words. ..Like Security: What Does This 
Mean When 'Surfing (he Net'?" 

University Women's Club, 7:30 p.m., Kern 
Graduate Center. Fall Reception to wel- 
come new members. 

Wednesday, September 20 

HUB "Distinctive Styles" Concert, 8 p.m.. 
HUB Fishbowl. "The Michael Karn Quar- 

Thursday, September 21 

Center for Adult Learner Services, noon, 329 
Boucke Bldg. "Slrategies for Academic 
Success," focuses on classroom strategies, 
tutoring, and employmen! opportunities. 

Bach's Lunch Concert, 12:10 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Chapel. 

Friday, September 22 

Palmer Lecture. 1:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon 
Auditorium. Glenn Willumson on "Twenti- 
eth-Century Photography Before World 

Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Bldg. Hilary Frost-Kumpf on "Cre- 
ative Expression in American Places: 

i from 

i Arts / 

Sojourning in a Geography Department." 

■ Hillel, 7 p.m., Hetzel Union Building Read- 
ing Room. Opening reception for exhibit 
"Israel: Archaeology from the Air," with a 
slide display on the subject ot Jerusalem 
throughout history. 

School ol Music, 8 p.m.. Recital Hall. Gar- 
briel Faure. A Sesquicentennial Celebra- 
tion. Also Sept. 24. 

Saturday, September 23 

First day of Fall. 

Parent's & Families Day. 

Horticulture Show, Ag Arena. Through Sept. 24. 

Gallery Talk, 1:30 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Cheryl Snay on "Looking 
at You: Portraits at the Palmer Museum." 

Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Chapel. Roadside Theater "South 

ol the Mountain." For tickets cal 
Sunday, September 24 
■ Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditoriui 

"Africa: Caravans of Gold." 


Thursday, September 14 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geome-' 
try. 11:30 a.m., 339 Davey Lab. Mauro 
Carfora on "Scaling Laws and Correlation 
Functions in 3D and 4D Simplicial Quan- 
tum Gravity." 
Computer and Science and Engineering. 4 
p.m., 302 Pond Lab. Raghu Raghavan 
on "Three Dimensional Biomedicine: 
Mathematics, Physics, and Computers." 

Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs, 7:30 
p.m., 1 1 2 Kern Graduate Commons. Michael 
Dyson on "Values in Popular Culture." 

Friday, September 15 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geome- 
try, noon, 339 Davey Lab. B.S. 
Salhyaprakash on "Gravitational Radiation 
as a Tool to Weigh an ^spiralling Binary." 

Agronomy, 3:35 p.m.. 107 ASI. Jon 
Chorover on "Colloid Chemistry of Iron 

Tuesday, September 19 

Geosciences, 3:30 p.m., 341 Deike Bldg. 
Jon Chorover on "Surface and Colloid 
Chemistry of Highly Weathered Tropical 

Biology, 4 p.m., 8 Mueller Lab. John Doeb- 
ley on "Genetics, Development and the 
Morphological Evolution of Maize." 

Graduate Program in Nutrition, 4 p.m., S-209 
Henderson Bldg. South. Jay Hirschman 
on "USDA Nutrition Policy Analysis." 

Wednesday, September 20 

Gerontology, 5:30 p.m., 110 Henderson 
Bldg. Living Center. Neil McGlaughn on 
"Social Issues/Transplanl Decisions." 

Thursday, September 21 

Physics, 3:30 p.m., 101 Osmond Lab. 
Robert Schrieffer on "Condensed Matter 
Physics; Concepts and Opportunities." 

Friday, September 22 

Agronomy, 3:35 p.m., 101 ASI. Jerry Martin 
on "Pequea-Mill Creek Water Quality Pro- 
ject in Lancaster County." 


Friday, September 15 

Food Science Weekend. 150 attendees, 
Penn State Scanticon. Through Sept. 16. 

County Commissioner Workshop. 60 atten- 
dees, Nittany Lion Inn. Through Sept. 16. 

Tuesday, September 19 

Better Kid Care Conference. 150 attendees, 
Penn State Scanticon. Through Sept. 20. 


Hefzel Union Building Reading Room: 

■ "Israel: Archaeology from Ihe Air," 25 plac- 
arded aerial photographs of major Israeli 
sites, in honor of Jerusalem's 3,000-year 
anniversary. Sepl. 21 through Oct. 5. 

Palmer Museum: 

"Psalms," non-objective paintings by West 

Coast painter John McDonough, through 

Oct. 1. 

■ "Sleeping Beauties: African Headrests 
from the Jerome L. Joss Collection at 
UCLA," through Dec. 3. 

"Photographs from the Permanenl Collec- 
tion," 20 photographs Irom the Palmer Art 
Collection. Ihrough Jan. 14, 1996. 

The Eastern Amputee Goll Associ 
Recreation Management will 
the Penn State and Toftrees 

Penn State's School of Hotel, Reslauranl & 
1995 Pennsylvania Ampulee Open Goll Tournament o 
Sept. 21-23. The evenl is tree to the public. 

Golf tournament for disabled 
to feature paralyzed pro 

I Reflects a 


September 14-24 

What do bunkers, rough and water 
hazards have to do with handicap? 
Everything. ..and nothing. These 
obstacles on a golf course affect every 
golfer's handicap, but they are just one 
more challenge for golf Pro Dennis 
Walters and 43 million other individ- 
uals with disabilities. 

On Sept. 21-23, the University Park 
Campus and surrounding community 
will have the first ever opportunity to 
watch Mr. Walters and other persons 
with disabilities pick up their clubs 
and hit the links. The Eastern 
Amputee Golf Association and Penn 
State's School of Hotel, Restaurant & 
Recreation Management will be host 
for the 1995 Pennsylvania Amputee 
Open Golf Tournament on the Penn 
State and Toftrees courses. The event 
is free and open to the public. 

"Golf is a wonderful recreation for 
anybody who has a physical prob- 
lem — a great way to get exercise, for 
building confidence, for getting accli- 
mated back into a social setting," Mr. 
Walters said. He should know. He 
made a fantastic comeback to the sport 
of golf after being paralyzed from the 
waist down. "Nothing is truly impos- 
sible," he said. 

In conjunction with the tourna- 
ment, a First Swing Seminar and Golf 
Clinic is being held on Thursday, Sept. 
21, at Penn State's golf courses. This 
event teaches adapted golf techniques 
to present and future rehabilitation 
professionals and golf pros. At 1:30 
p.m., people with disabilities may 
receive free golf instruction. Anyone 
interested in participating should con- 
tact Tammy Buckley (863-8981) or 
Ralph Smith (863-8989). 

About the event 

What: 1995 Pennsylvania Amputee 
Open Golf Tournament 

When: Sept. 21 to 23 

Where: University Park's golf 
courses and Toftrees golf 
course, Patton Township 

Admission: Free. 

Information: Contact Ralph Smith, 
201 Mateer Building, Universi- 
ty Park, PA 16802, by phone: 
(814) 863-4257; fax: (814) 863- 
4257; or E-mail, 

At noon, Friday, Sept. 22, Dennis 
Walters will put on an exhibition at 
Penn State's golf courses. The nation- 
ally acclaimed "The Dennis Walters 
Golf Show" is a blend of skill, craft, 
comedy and showmanship that has 
earned him the accolades and recogni- 
tion of such athletes as Jack Nicklaus, 
Gary Player and Arnold Palmer. 

"Dennis has to be seen to be 
believed," Ralph Smith, director of 
this year's Pennsylvania Amputee 
Open, said. "He is a better golfer sit- 
ting down than most of us could ever 
hope to be standing up," Dr. Smith 
said. Attendance at Walters' "Golf 
Show" is free and open to the public. 
For more information on the First 
Swing Seminar and Clinic, The Dennis 
Walters Golf Show and the Pennsyl- 
vania Amputee Open Golf Tourna- 
ment, please contact Ralph Smith at 
the School of Hotel, Restaurant & 
Recreation Management, 201 Mateer 
Building, University Park PA 16802, 
by phone (814) 863-8989; fax, (814) 
863-4257; or E-mail, 

■« n Intercom 

1 u September 14, 1995 

Alumni Fellows 

Arts and Architecture names educator and businessman 

The 1995 Alumni Fellow for the College of Arts and 
Architecture, educator and businessman, John F. 
Collins, FASLA, APA, graduated from Penn State in 
1959 with a bachelor's degree in landscape architec- 
ture. He continued his education at the Harvard 
Graduate School of Design where he was awarded a 
master of landscape architecture degree in 1961. Mr. 
Collins currently is the chair of the Department of 
Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at Temple 
University and president of The Delta Group, a 
multi-disciplinary firm based in Philadelphia prac- 
ticing landscape architecture, planning, engineering 
and architecture. 

Mr. Collins will visit the University Park Campus 
Sept. 17-19 meeting with graduate and undergradu- 
ate students in landscape architecture. He is sched- 
uled to participate in an undergraduate graphics stu- 
dio and a graduate student seminar in landscape 
architecture. At 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, Mr. Collins 
will present "Recent and Not-So-Recent Works" in 
the jury space of the Department of Landscape Archi- 
tecture in Engineering Unit D. This presentation is 
open to the public. 

In 1959, Mr. Collins was awarded the first prize 
in the Jackson-Perkins Design Competition and in 
1962 he received the Charles Elliot Traveling Fellow- 
ship from Harvard. The College of Arts and Archi- 
tecture honored him with its 1984 Alumni Achieve- 
ment Award, and he became a Fellow of the 

American Society of Landscape Architects in 1993. 
His firm has won 30 major design awards and com- 
petitions from HUD, the American Society of Land- 
scape Architects, the 
American Institute of 
Architects, Progressive 
Architecture Magazine^ 
the Boston Society of 
Architects, the Pennsyl- 
vania Horticultural 
Society and the Associ- 
ated Landscape Con- 
tractors of America. 

experience is reflected 
in projects for which he 
had a major design 
responsibility, includ- 
ing: the renewal of 
downtown Salem, 

Mass.; the new towns 
of Reston, Va., and 
Coldspring, Md.; restoration of the Trans-Alaska 
Pipeline right-of-way and Philadelphia's Schuylkill 
Park; master plans for Dickinson College, Carlisle, 
Pa.; Navan Fort Park in Northern Ireland, Baltimore's 
Howard Street Transit Mall; and the Society Hill 
open space system in Philadelphia. 

In addition to his expertise in design, he is 

John F. Collins 

involved in horticulture, he founded and directed the 
Philadelphia Landscape and Nursery Training 
(P.L.A.N.T.) program at the Philadelphia Prison; 
P.L.A.N.T. Center City Landscape Maintenance Pro- 
gram; and the Collins Nursery. These initiatives in 
urban horticulture and open space maintenance are 
part of his contributions to training and job programs 
for prison inmates and inner city young adults. 

A respected academic, Mr. Collins has taught at 
the University of Pennsylvania Department of Land- 
scape Architecture and Regional Planning and at 
both the Drexel and Cornell departments of architec- 
ture. He has been a visiting critic and lecturer not 
only at Penn State, but also at Harvard, Washington 
University, Ohio State, Louisiana State, Queens Uni- 
versity in Belfast and the University of Toronto, 
among others. In 1977 he was visiting professor at 
the School of Architecture and Planning in New 
Delhi, India. 

He has served on numerous architectural adviso- 
ry boards and design panels and is licensed in Penn- 
sylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts. 
A resident of Philadelphia, he and his wife, Sandra, 
have four children. 

The Alumni Fellow Award, presented by the 
Penn State Alumni Association, is administered in 
cooperation with the academic units. The Board of 
Trustees has designated the title of Alumni Fellow as 
permanent and lifelong. 

College of H&HD to honor two industry leaders Sept. 19 

Dorothy Choitz Foster, founder and president 
of a cosmetics/fragrance industry consulting 
firm, and Ira M. Lubert, managing director of 
two high technology venture capital funds, will 
be honored Sept. 19 as Alumni Fellows of the 
College of Health and Human Development. 

While visiting University Park, the two will 
share their experience in classes and colloquia 
and wilt meet with students, faculty and admin- 

Ms. Foster of New York City received an 
M.S. degree in clothing and textiles from Penn 
State in 1968; she also holds a B.S. degree from 
Valparaiso University and a J.D. degree from 
Fordham University Law School. Although she 
is a member of the American Bar Association 
and the New York State Bar, she has chosen to 
continue her merchandising career rather than 
practice law. 

She is president of DCF International, Ltd., 
which provides marketing, merchandising and 
sales consulting services to various segments of 
the cosmetics/fragrance industry. Her clients 
have included Elizabeth Arden, Revlon, Gucci 
Fragrances and Home Shopping Club Inc. 

Often quoted in industry publications such 
as Women's Wear Daily and Drug and Cosmetic 
Industry, Ms. Foster serves on numerous com- 
mittees of The Fragrance Foundation and is a 
member of Cosmetic Executive Women, the 
Fashion Group International and the National 
Retail Federation. She is also an adjunct profes- 
sor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

Before founding her own consulting firm in 
1988, she served in a variety of management 

positions at J.C. Penney Co. Inc., before becom- 
ing senior buyer of cosmetics and fragrances for 
Penney's, where she was responsible for a $250 
irtment. Before that, she spent six 

years in management 
and marketing posi- 
tions with Donahue 
Sales Corporation. 
She is a past 
president of the 
board of directors of 
the College of Health 
and Human Develop- 
ment Alumni Society. 

Mr. Lubert of 
Moorestown, N.J. 
received a B.S. 
degree in food ser- 
vice and housing 
administration from 
Penn State in 1973. 

director of Technology Leaders L.P. and Tech- 
nology Leaders II L.P., both venture capital 
funds. He provides the funds with venture capi- 
tal, management, marketing and technical exper- 

He also is a partner in PSRP Developers, Inc., 
a private corporation carrying on the future 
development of the Penn State Research Park. In 
addition, he is president and principal owner of 
IL Management Inc., a marketing/consulting 
firm, and oversees the acquisition strategy for 
GF Management, a company specializing in 
owning and managing under-performing hospi- 

Dorothy Choitz Foster 

tality properties. He was described by the 
Philadclplua Business journal as "a tough negotia- 
tor skilled at finding and buying distressed 
properties — and turning a quick profit." 

He formerly 
was vice president of 
acquisitions at Safe- 
guard Scientifics Inc., 
a New York Stock 
Exchange firm, and 
chairman and presi- 
dent of CompuCom 
Systems Inc. Earlier 

regional new busi- 
ness manager at IBM, 
where he was named 
to the 100 percent 
Club and was the 
first person in IBM 
history to win two 
consecutive "Eagle 
ards" recognizing the top 10 percent of sales 

Ira M. Lubert 

A former Penn State wrestler and alternate 
member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Wrestling 
Team, he has started wrestling camps which 
encourage development of youth in the sport. 
He is past president of the board of advisers at 
Penn State's Abington-Ogontz Campus. 

The Alumni Fellow award, presented by the 
Penn State Alumni Association, is administered 
in cooperation with the academic units. The 
Board of Trustees has designated the title of 
Alumni Fellow as permanent and lifelong. 

September 14, 1995 

Institute bestows fellowships on 
four University faculty members 

Four University faculty members have been elect- 
ed fellows by the Institute for the Arts and 
Humanistic Studies. 
The new fellows are: Michael E. Broyles, distin- 
guished professor of music and professor of American 
history; Anne A. Gibson, professor of theatre arts; 
Emily R. Grosholz, professor of philosophy, and Wil- 
son J. Moses, professor of history. 

Dr. Broyles has an 
unusual breadth of 
expertise and scholarly 
inquiry, attaining nation- 
al stature in the musico- 
Iogical sub-disciplines 
of music theory and cul- 
tural history. He has 
devoted himself to the 
study of the classic and 
romantic eras as well as 
to the history of Ameri- 

He is the author of 
The Emergence and Evolu- 
tion of Beethoven's Hero- 
ic Style (1987); A Yankee ... 
Musician in Europe: The Michael E. Broyles 
1837 Journals of Lowell 

Mason (1990), and "Music of the Highest Class": Elitism 
and Populism in Antebellum Boston (1992). His articles 
have appeared in the journal of the American Musicolog- 
ical Society, College Music Symposium, and the Musical 

Professor Gibson has established a national reputa- 
tion as an outstanding 
scenic designer. Her 
professional credits 

include Pennsylvania 
Centre Stage, Utah 
Shakespearean Festival, 
South Jersey Regional 
Theatre, the Repertory 
Theatre of St. Louis, the 
Oregon Shakespeare 
Festival — Portland, the 
American Heartland 
Theatre, Actors' Theatre 
of Louisville, and the 
Empire State Institute for 
the Performing Arts. 

She is an all-class Anne A. Gibson 
member of the United 

Scenic Artists, the professional design union, and has 
designed off-Broadway at the Circle Repertory Com- 
pany and the Provincetown Players. She also has cre- 
ated designs for Stephens College, Utah State Univer- 
sity, Cornell University, California State University at 
Long Beach, and Penn State, where she has been a fac- 
ulty member since 1968. 

Professor Gibson 
received the Universi- 
ty's Faculty Scholar 
Medal for Outstanding 
Achievement in the Arts 
and Humanities in 1994. 

Dr. Grosholz, has 
had a distinguished 
career in both philoso- 
phy and poetry, receiv- 
ing awards from the 
Guggenheim Founda 
Hon, National Humani 
ties Center, and grants i 
from the Alexandei 
von Humboldt Foun- Emily R. Grosholz 
dation and the Ameri- 
can Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). A leading 
scholar in the study of Descartes and Leibniz, she is the 
author of Cartesian Method and the Problem of Reduction 
(1991) and a number of journal publications in distin- 
guished periodicals such 
as the journal of the Histo- 
ryof Ideas and the journal 
of Speculative Philosophy. 

Dr. Grosholz has 
established herself as one 
of the best young poets 
in the country. Three col- 
lections of her poetry are 
in print and a fourth is in 
progress. Her writing 
about poetry appears fre- 
quently in Hudson 
Review and other quar- 
terlies. She has been 
asked to be a judge for 
the 1995 National Book Wilson J. Moses 
Awards in poetry. 

Dr. Moses is perhaps the single most distinguished 
historian of African American nationalism. He is the 
author of four books dealing with African and African 
American culture: 77k Golden Age of Black Nationalism, 
1850-1925 (1978, 1988); Black Messiahs and Uncle Toms: 
Social and Literary Interpretations of a Religious Myth (1982, 
1993); Alexander Cntnnnell: A Study in Civilization and Dis- 
content (1989), and The Wing* of Ethiopia: Studies in 
African American Life and Letters (1990). He is the editor 
of Destiny and Race: Sermons and Addresses by Alexander 
Crummcll, 1840-1898 (1992). 

Dr. Moses has made contributions not just in ana- 
lyzing African American culture but in establishing, 
expanding, and even correcting its base of primary evi- 
dence. He has shown the persistence and significance of 
a black, middle-class culture in nineteenth- and early 
twentieth-century America. 

He was this year's recipient of the University's 
award for distinction in the humanities. 



Raymond P. Holsing, human 
resources officer in Office of 
Human Resources. 
Jolie D. Hoover, staff assistant VI 
in Business Services. 
Kenneth J. Hoover, network coor- 
dinator in College of Education. 
Dixie L. Krautz, staff assistant VI at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Lesa J. Light, patient account assis- 
tant at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Corintha J. McCall, staff assistant 
V in Business Services. 
Patrick W. McFeely, information 

technology associate in Eberly Col- 
lege of Science. 

Elizabeth F. McKinley, staff assis- 
tant V in Commonwealth Educa- 
tional System. 

Matthew L. Miller, publicity coor- 
dinator in University Arts Service. 
Donald W. Moore, operations coor- 
dinator II in Computer and Informa- 
tion Systems, Telecommunications. 
Judy C. Mudgett, audit manager in 
Corporate Controller's Office. 
Cynthia E. Nicosia, administrative 
assistant 111 in Research and Grad- 
uate School. 

Lawrence J. Pruss, director, 
Finance and Operations, in Col- 
lege of Agricultural Sciences. 
Bethany N. Raney, coordinator, 
Support Center, in College of 
Agricultural Sciences. 
Joanna Riggins, staff assistant VI 
in College of Agricultural Sci- 

Lisa A. Rose, staff assistant VI in 
College of Engineering. 
Machelle L. Seiner, staff assistant 
IV in Office of The President. 
Lisa D. Shawver, staff assistant VI 
in Office of Physical Plant. 

College of Medicine's 
Graduate Research Forum 
set for Oct. 5-6 

Graduate students of the College of Medicine 
are hosting the Eighth Annual Graduate 
Research Forum on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Fri- 
day, Oct. 6, at The Hershey Medical Center. 
The forum provides an opportunity for grad- 
uate students to present and exchange ideas 
and to recognize outstanding work being 
done at the College of Medicine. 

Oral presentations will be held on Thurs- 
day from 10 a.m. -3 p.m., in the Hospital Audi- 
torium of The Hershey Medical Center, fol- 
lowed by the keynote address, "What 
Happens to the Estrogen Receptor Ligand 
When the Receptor Binds Estrogen Response 
Element DNA?," given by Dr. Carolyn M. 

Posters will be available for viewing from 
10 a.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Friday in the 
anteroom of the Hospital Auditorium. Stu- 
dents will present posters from 10 a. m to noon 
Friday, Oct. 6. 

New procedures to boost 
recycling effort at games 

An all-star team is being recruited to help make 
the 1995 season the best ever for recycling at 
Penn State football games, but the big winners 
will be the United Way and Centre Region Boy 
and Girl Scouts. The potential team members? 
Every one of the thousands of fans who pack 
Beaver Stadium and its parking lots during 
home games. 

Fans have been recyclingat Beaver Stadium 
since 1990, but this year, following a new game 
plan, the Office of Physical Plant and the Cen- 
tre County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) 
are operating 20 recycling stations throughout 
the stadium parking lots. Fans are being asked 
to sort their recyclable glass and plastic bottles 
and steel and aluminum cans and bring them to 
the stations for collection at each home game. 

Scouts from the Juniata Valley Boy Scout 
Council and the Hemlock Girl Scout Council 
are staffing the stations to answer questions on 
how the recyclables should be sorted. 

The CCSWA will process the material for 
sale to Joseph Krentzman and Sons Inc. and all 
money raised by the sale will become a part of 
Penn State's contribution to the United Way. In 
turn, the United Way will allocate the funds to 
the two Scout councils as a reward for their 
assistance with the project. 

Krentzman and Sons has already agreed to 
a minimum payment of $8,000 lor the material 
sold, but with the help of all Penn Staters, the 
total amount raised could well exceed that fig- 

"This project is indicative of the great things 
that can be accomplished when people join 
together in a spirit of cooperation," Lamartine 
Hood, dean of the College of Agricultural Sci- 
ences and current Penn State United Way Cam- 
paign chair, said. "I am very excited that we can 
do something for the environment and also 
contribute to the quality of life in our commu- 
nity by directing the money raised to the Unit- 
ed Way." 

The recycling stations project also involves 
the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the 
Steel Recycling Institute and the Glass Packag- 
ing Institute. 

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Geography expert to join 
anniversary celebration 

One of the world's leading experts on geography, 
George j. Demko, will speak at The Penn State 
Scanticon at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, as part of the 
Geography Department's 50th anniversary celebra- 
tion. Dr. Demko, who received his Ph.D. in geogra- 
phy from Penn State in 1964, will give a talk titled 
"Global Landscape of Danger: A Geographer's Per- 

Dr. Demko's background includes a wide range 
of accomplishments, most notably his tenure as 
director of the Office of The Geographer, U.S. 
Department of State, from April 1984 to July 1989. 
During this time, he served as "America's highest 
authority on the world's real and ephemeral states" 
and was responsible for mapping itineraries for pres- 
idential trips and providing geographical analysis 
for global conflict and special guidance for many George J. Demko 
federal agencies. He also has acted as a consultant 

to the United Nations and the Microsoft Corp., and has been the recipient of five 
National Science Foundation grants and a Fulbright-Hayes faculty research schol- 

Dr. Demko, an expert on regional social systems and economic development, 
has authored 16 books and published over 85 articles addressing geographical 
issues across the world. His latest book is titled Reordering the World. 

In 1986, he was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus and a University 
Alumni Fellow by Penn State. In 1988, he was featured in People magazine. 

A continuing and distance education service of the College of Earth and Min- 
eral Sciences, cost of the lecture is $10. A reception and books signing will follow 
the lecture. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-800-PSU-TODAY (778-8632). 

First labor-leader-in-residence 
to visit University Park 

The Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations will host its first Dis- 
tinguished Labor-Leader- in- Residence from Oct. 16 to 20 on the University Park 

Lynn Williams, retired president of the United Steelworkers of America 
(USWA), will speak to a number of classes, present a seminar to the faculty, and 
meet informally with students and faculty. He also 
will present a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 
Oct. 17, in Kem Auditorium. 

Mr. Williams, a graduate of McMaster Univer- 
sity, began a 47-year career in the North American 
labor movement as a blue-collar worker in a Toron- 
to factory. He subsequently served many years as 
an organizer and staff representative prior to his 
election in 1973 as director of the USWA's Ontario 

In 1977 he won election as international secre- 
tary of the United Steelworkers, and in 1984 he was 
elected to the first of two terms as international 
president. During this period, he also served as vice 
president of the AFL-CIO. 

Since his retirement in 1994, Mr. Williams has 
served as president of the Industrial Relations 
Research Association; been a consultant to 
ber of national and international governmental 
organizations, and served as a visiting lecturer at Harvard and Cornell 

His visit is sponsored by the Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Rela- 
tions, the College of the Liberal Arts, and the Fund for the Improvement of Under- 
graduate Education. 

Lynn Williams 

Nobel laureate to present 
Whitfield lecture Sept. 21 

One of the most renowned theoreti- 
cal physicists in modern times will 
present the 1995 Whitfield Lecture 
on Sept. 21 at the University Park 

Robert Schrieffer, Nobel laure- 
ate and president-elect of the Amer- 
ican Physical Society, will present a 
lecture titled "Condensed Matter 
Physics: Concepts and Opportuni- 
ties" at 3:30 p.m. in 101 Osmond Lab- 
oratory. A tea at 3 p.m. in the second- 
floor overpass between Osmond and 
Davey laboratories will precede the 

Dr. Schrieffer is known for his 
pioneering contributions to the theo- 
ry of condensed matter. He helped 
unravel the origin of superconduc- 
tivity by developing a theory that 
used an imaginative "pairing 
model" to explain the amazing abili- 
ty of electrons to migrate through 
solids without any resistance. This 
idea, proposed in collaboration with 
the physicists Leon Cooper and John 
Bardeen, is called the 6CS theory of 
superconductivity. The success of 
the model in explaining and predict- 
ing superconducting behavior led to 

Dr. Schrieffer and his collogues 
receiving the Nobel Prize in 1972. 

Dr. Schrieffer received a bache- 
lor's degree at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology in 1953 and a 
Ph.D. degree at the University of Illi- 
nois in 1957. After postdoctoral posi- 
tions at the University of Birming- 
ham and Copenhagen University, he 
held faculty positions at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, the University of Illi- 
nois, the University of Pennsylvania 
and the University of California at 
Santa Barbara before moving to 
Florida State University in 1991. 

Dr. Schrieffer has been accorded 
virtually every high honor in science. 
Apart from the Nobel Prize, his hon- 
ors include the Buckley Prize of the 
American Physical Society, member- 
ship in the National Academy of Sci- 
ences and the National Medal of Sci- 

The Whitfield Lecture, named in 
honor of Professor George Whit- 
field, a faculty member in the 
Physics Department for many years, 
is sponsored annually by the Depart- 
ment of Physics. 

Historic preservation seminar Oct. 19 

The Center for Studies in Landscape 
History, an entity within the Depart- 
ment of Landscape Architecture, 
will sponsor a continuing and dis- 
tance education program titled 
"Asset or Liability: History in Your 
Community" at 7 p.m. Thursday, 
Oct. 19, at The Penn State Scanticon. 
The program, which will bring 
together a national panel of experts, 
will focus on the issues surrounding 
historic preservation and restoration 
in present-day communities. 

Presenters will include Charles 
Bimbaum, coordinator of the His- 
toric Landscape Initiative, a pro- 
gram of the National Park Service 
Preservation Assistance Division; T. 

Allen Comp, heritage 
manager, Southwestern Pennsylva- 
nia Heritage Preservation Commis- 
sion; and Kenneth Helphand, a 
landscape historian and professor of 
landscape architecture at the Uni- 
versity of Oregon. 

The session will be moderated 
by Daniel J. Nadenicek, assistant 
professor of landscape architecture 
at Penn State and director of the 
Center for Studies in Landscape His- 

For more information or to 
reserve tickets, please call 1-800- 
PSU-TODAY (778-8632). Tickets for 
the event are $10. 

Penn State Harrisburg 

Commision for Women talk Sept. 27 

'There is No Such Thing as a Wom- 
an's Issue" will be a session present- 
ed by executive directors of the 
Pennsylvania Commission for 
Women from noon to 1:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Penn 
State Harrisburg Eastgate Center. 

In this free presentation, Rose- 
mary T. McAvoy and Karen S. 
Fleisher will discuss how the con- 
cerns of Pennsylvania's women are 
relevant to every citizen of the state. 
The two executive directors will out- 
line the proactive steps the c 

sion has planned for the next sever- 
al years to address critical issues 
impacting women in Pennsylvania. 
The Commission for Women is an 
executive branch agency of the gov- 
ernor charged with ensuring fair- 
ness and opportunity for women in 
all aspects of life. 

Registration for the lecture is 
necessary to ensure adequate seat- 
ing. To register, call the center at 
(717) 772-3590. 

September 21 , 1995 


Professor ends 33-year career as 
English department faculty member 

Elmer Borklund, professor of English, has retired 
after 33 years as a member of the faculty of the Eng- 
lish department. He is an authority on literary crit- 
icism, best known for Contemporary Litcran/ Critics 
(1977 and 1983). The critical pieces in this' book, a 
large collection of essays on all major English and 
American literary critics up to the time of its publi- 
cation, were called "pointed, highly literate and sub- 
stantial essays to be read, considered and digested." 
Dr. Borklund, nominated by his department in 
1986 for an AMOCO Foundation Outstanding 
Teaching Award, established the department's Eng- 
lish Honors Program in the late 1960s and developed 
the first graduate course in literary criticism. He also 
taught the upper level undergraduate editing course 
in English for many years. 

Physical Plant manager 
ends 29 years of service 

Lloyd A. Niemann, manager, Utility Systems Engi- 
neering, Office of Physical Plant, has retired after 29 



He joined the University staff in 1966 as assistant 
to the head of Commonwealth Campus Mainte- 
nance and Operations. 

"Two of the major projects at the time," he 
recalled, "were construction of the Hershey Medical 
Center and the acquisition of the Capitol Campus 
property from the 
U.S. Air Force. 

"The Common- 
wealth campuses 
were undergoing 
major growth at the 
time. In the next two 

operations at a num- 
ber of locations 
(Fayette, New Kens- 
ington, Delaware 
County, Wilkes-Barre, 
Worthington Scran- 
ton, Schuylkill) were 
being relocated from 
rented facilities in the Ll °y d A - Niemann 
cities to their present 

locations with new buildings also being constructed 
and occupied at virtually all of the other campuses 
around the state. It was a challenge to outfit these, 
determine requirements and to participate in hiring 
the necessary staff personnel for all of these." 

In 1968, Mr. Niemann was named head of Utili- 
ties in Maintenance & Operations at University Park 
with responsibilities for operation of the power 
plant, sewage plant, water system, electrical system 
and so forth. When Maintenance & Operations and 
Planning & New Construction were merged into the 
Office of Physical Plant (OPP) in 1972, he was named 
head of Mechanical-Electrical Planning & Design 
and was again responsible for facilities at all Uni- 
versity locations across the state. 

In 1977, he was named manager, Utility System 

Mr. Niemann was an active member of the inter- 
national District Heating & Cooling Association. He 
is a life member of the American Society of Mechan- 
ical Engineers. 

In the community, he has served in a number of 
public service positions including as a member of 
the State College Borough Water Authority, chair- 
man of the College Township Parks and Recreation 
Committee, member of the Centre Area Transporta- 
tion Authority (CATA), and chairman of the College 
Township Council and was chairman two years. 
Active in the Boy Scouts of America, he has served 
in a variety of positions including scoutmaster of 

Troop 31 for a number of years and as scoutmaster 
to the World Jamboree in Calgary, Canada. Cur- 
rently he is district chairman of the Nittany Moun- 
tain District of BSA. 

His wife, Marilyn, has taught kindergarten in a 
local preschool for a number of years. Two of his 
sons, Greg and Tim, are Penn State graduates. His 
other son, Eric graduated from the U.S. Military 
Academy. Mr. Niemann graduated from the U.S. 
Merchant Marine Academy, and he and Marilyn 
also are both alumni of the University of Nebraska. 

In retirement, he plans to finish out his term as 
Boy Scout district chairman and to pursue interests 
in traveling, reading and woodwork and spoiling his 
two grandchildren when possible. 

Associate professor 
retires with emeritus rank 

Milton J. Bergstein, associate professor of market- 
ing, has retired with emeritus rank after a more than 
50-year association with Penn State as student, 
teacher, sportscaster and public speaker. 

Professor Bergstein estimated he taught some 
15,000 students at Penn State. Many of them proba- 
bly recall the "this is a true story" introduction to the 
anecdotes he told to 
bring real-life experi- 
ences into the class- 

"My philosophy 
of teaching," he said, 
"is embodied in my 
belief that teaching is 
a privilege and not a 
penalty. I also believe 
that teaching at the 
highest level of my 
ability is not only a 
privilege but also a 

A 1943 Penn State Milton J. Bergstein 
graduate with a B.A. 

degree in political science, he served in the Marine 
Corps for three years and was a member of the bat- 
talion that raised the American flag over Mount 
Suribachi on Iwo Jima. Following his release from 
the Philadelphia Naval Hospital for treatment of 
shrapnel wounds, he returned to State College in 
1946 and joined the staff of WMAJ radio', where he 
was involved in programming and broadcasting 
Penn State sports. 

While at WMAJ, where he served as general 
manager from 1956 to 1976, he was an adjunct fac- 
ulty member in the Speech Department and in The 
Smeal College of Business Administration. In 1976 
he joined The Smeal College's Department of Mar- 
keting as a full-time faculty member, teaching man- 
agement of the sales force and business public rela- 
tions, and serving as head of the internship program. 
From 1978 to 1986, he also served as director of 
external relations for the college. 

Professor Bergstein, who received a master's in 
speech communication at the University in 1950, is 
a two-time winner of the Fred Brand Jr. Award for 
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and he also 
won the Fred Brand Jr. Award for Undergraduate 
Advising. In 19#8, he was honored as the Penn State 
Renaissance Man of the Year. While a full-time fac- 
ulty member, he made presentations on marketing, 
demographics and productivity to a wide range of 
corporations, associations and organizations in 42 
states, as well as several foreign countries. 

In retirement, he plans to teach for one year on a 
part-time basis in the Department of Marketing, con- 
tinue as head of the internship program and serve as 
an adviser at large for the department. He currently 
is writing a book tentatively titled Fifty Years at Penn 
State With Time Out for Iwo Jima. He will continue his 
interest in Penn State sports by beginning his 43rd 

Herschel W. Leibowitz 

year as master of ceremonies for the State College 
Quarterback Club. 

Professor Bergstein and his wife, Elizabeth, a 
1949 Penn State graduate, are the parents of two 
sons, Andrew, a Penn State graduate, and Michael, 
who holds B.A. and MFA degree.* from the Univer- 
sity, and a daughter, Nan. They have one grandson. 

Evan Pugh Professor retires; 
will continue his research 

Herschel W. Leibowitz, internationally renowned 
psychologist and vision researcher, has retired as 
Evan Pugh Professor emeritus of psychology. The 
author of more than 200 publications, Dr. Leibowitz 
has conducted ground-breaking research on visual 
perception and on the 
prevention and treat- 
ment of vision-relat- 
ed difficulties includ- 
ing problems of 
nighttime driving and 
railroad crossing acci- 

Dr. Leibowitz 
came to Penn State in 
1962 from the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, 
Madison, where he 
was on the faculty 
from 1951 to 1960. A 
desire to become 
involved with appli- 
cations of his research led him to move to IBM in 
1960, where he was a human factors psychologist 
in the Federal Systems Division and the IBM 
Research Center. He was named an Evan Pugh 
Professor at Penn State in 1977. 

He has also taught at MIT and the universities of 
Maryland and Florida; has served as a visiting sci- 
entist in Japan; and has done research at the Institute 
for Perception in The Netherlands, University of 
California, Berkeley, University of Freiburg, Ger- 
many, NASA Ames Research Center, the University 
of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and 
the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sci- 
ences at Stanford University. 

His public service includes membership on 
many government research advisory boards, includ- 
ing the National Science Foundation, the National 
Institutes of Health and the National Research 
Council. In addition, he has performed special pro- 
jects with the Institute for Defense Analysis, the 
Department of Defense, the Naval Studies Board of 
the National Research Council, the North American 
Treaty Organization, the Advisory Group for Aero- 
space Research and Development, the U.S. — Japan 
Cooperative Science Program, the Max Planck Soci- 
ety and the U.S. Olympic Committee. 

Dr. Leibowtiz's honors include: the American 
Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific 
Award for the Applications of Psychology, a 
Guggenheim Fellowship, the Prentice Medal from 
the American Academy of Optometry, fellowships 
from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and 
the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sci- 
ences, election to the Society of Experimental Psy- 
chologists, the Van Essen Award from the Pennsyl- 
vania Optometric Association, and an honorary 
doctor of science degree from the State University of 
New York. 

Dr. Leibowtiz and his wife, Eileen, have been 
married since 1949. They have two children and five 
grandchildren. During his retirement, Dr. Leibow- 
tiz plans to continue his research, writing and con- 

Joe Zimmerman, painter A, Office of Physical Plant, 
from June 1, 1970, to Dec. 31, 1994. 

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14 September 14, 1995 


Bunting Institute fellowship 
awarded to associate professor 

Robin Becker, associate professor 
of English, has been awarded a 
1995-96 fellowship from The Mary 
Ingraham Bunting Institute of Rad- 
cliffe College. 

The Bunting Institute is a major 
postdoctoral research center for 
women scholars, scientists, creative 
writers and artists. 

In residence in Cambridge, 
Mass., approximately 40 fellows 
work on projects that promise to 
make significant contributions to 
their fields and careers. 

Since its founding, the institute 
has supported almost 1,000 women. 
Each year, hundreds of women 
compete for the fellowships which 
time stipends. 

Ms. Becker, a poet who teaches 

Professor earns 
Fulbright grant 

Gideon S. Golany, distinguished 
professor of urban design in the Col- 
lege of Arts and Architecture 
Department of Architecture, has 
been awarded a Fulbright grant to 
conduct research on "Geo-Space 
Dwellings in Coppodocia: Environ- 
mental Impact and the Art of Design 
in Turkey." 

Dr. Golany specializes in geo- 
space design, urban design with cli- 
mate and new-town planning. He 
has taught at such institutions as the 
Technion- Israel Institute of Technol- 
ogy, Cornell University and the Vir- 
ginia Polytechnic Institute. He has 
been a visiting professor at universi- 
ties throughout the world and has 
received an honorary professorship 
from three universities, including 
the China Academy of Management 
Science, and is foreign director of the 
China Research Society of Ancient 

In addition to 27 monographs 
and numerous articles, Dr. Golany 
has written or edited more than 25 
books. His research has been sup- 
ported with grants from the Nation- 
al Academy of Science, the Fulbright 
Commission and Penn State. He has 
also received the Faculty Scholar 
Medal for Outstanding Achieve- 
ment in the Social and Behavioral 
Sciences and the Research/Creative 
Development Award. 

Dr. Golany is one of approxi- 
mately 2,000 United States grantees 
who will travel abroad for the 1995- 
96 academic year under the Ful- 
bright Program. 

Robin Becker 

program, is the author of Giacomet- 
ti's Dog {University of Pittsburgh 
Press, 1990) and Alt-American Girl 
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 
spring 1996). 

She has received fellowships in 
poetry from the Massachusetts 
Artists Foundation and the Nation- 
al Endowment for the Arts. Her 
poems and book reviews have 
appeared in The American Poetry 
Review, The Boston Globe, The Kenyon 
Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner 
and many other publications. 

She serves as a member of the 
board of directors of the Associated 
Writing Programs, a consortium of 

university writing programs, and as poetry editor 

for The Women's Review of Books. 

Two WPSX-TV programs 
nominated for Emmys 

Two WPSX-TV productions earned Emmy nomi- 
nations in the 13th annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy 
Awards competition honoring locally produced 
news and programming in the Pennsylvania, New 
Jersey and Delaware region. 

The nominations were made by the Philadel- 
phia Regional Chapter of the National Academy of 
Television Arts and Sciences. 

"If s always gratifying to receive recognition for 
our efforts and even more so when it comes from 
our industry colleagues," Mark Erstling, general 
manager of Penn State Public Broadcasting, said. 
"It's really a testament to the quality of our work 
and the continued support of our viewers." 

The Penn State public television programs 
nominated for Emmy Awards are: 

■ "Center Court with Rene Portland" — Out- 
standing Sports Series. 

■ "Confronting AIDS in Rural America" — 
Outstanding Public Affairs Program. 

The awards will be presented Sept. 23 at the 
Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. 

Two to receive Nobel Laureate award 

Paul S. Weiss, associa 
professor of chemistry, ar 
Stephan J. Stranick, fo 
merly a graduate student - 
Dr. Weiss, are the recipien 
of the 1996 Nobel Laureate 
Signature Award for Grad- 
uate Education in Chem- 
istry, sponsored by J. 
Baker Inc. Administered by 
the American Cher 
Society, the award is given 
annually to an outstanding 
student for graduate work 
done in the field of chem- 
istry and to his or her facul- Paul S. WeiSS 
ty preceptor. 

Dr. Stranick's Ph.d thesis, "An Atomic-Scale View of 
Motion and Interactions on Surfaces," was judged as one 
of the best dissertations written last year in the field of 

Dr. Stranick and Dr. Weiss will receive their awards 
at presentation ceremonies during the spring of 1996. 

"What really put us in a position to win this award 
is that Penn State and the sponsors of our research were 
willing to support high-risk/high-reward experiments," 

Dr. Weiss said. His research sponsors include the 
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, 
Biotechnology Research and Development Corp. and 
Shell Foundation. 

Dr. Stranick, who received his doctoral degree in 
chemistry from Penn State in May, was selected on the 
basis of his Ph.D. dissertation to receive the 1995 Xerox 
Award for Penn State materials research and also 
received the American Chemical Society Proctor & Gam- 
ble Award in Physical Chemistry in 1994. He now is a 
visiting scientist at Du Pont's Central Research and 
Development Laboratory in Wilmington, Del., where his 
current research interests involve the development and 
application of near-field scanning optical microscopy for 
the characterization of materials and biological systems. 

Dr. Weiss, an experimental chemist known for his 
surface microscopy research, has won a number of 
awards, including a National Science Foundation Presi- 
dential Young Investigator award in 1994 and an Alfred 
P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship in 1995. 

In 1994 Drs. Stranick and Weiss together received a 
B. F. Goodrich Collegiate Inventors award for their 
invention of a tunable alternating current scanning tun- 
neling microscope. The invention is useful for imaging 
the surfaces and recording the spectra of insulating films 
and solids. 

Three in Student Affairs go 'Above and Beyond' 

Three members of the Student 
Affairs staff are recipients of the 
annual "Above and Beyond Award" 
given to recognize and reward 
employees for superior perfor- 
mance in completing special pro- 
jects and for going "above and 
beyond" in carrying out their job 

Recipients of the 1994-1995 

Above and Beyond Award are: 

■ Ralph DeShong, associate 
director of Career Development and 
Placement Services; 

■ Rose Ennis, staff assistant in 
the Office of Judicial Affairs; and 

■ Margaret Spear, director of 
ity Health Services. 


iteria for the award 

cooperation, productivity, creativi- 
ty, innovation, leadership and 
vision; energy and enthusiasm; suc- 
cessful completion of projects; and 
a willingness to "go the extra mile." 
This award is one component of 
a Rewards, Recognition and Incen- 
tives Program within Student 

Focus On 


Intercom -j c 
September 14, 1995 J 

New inspection device to improve 
nuclear power plant safety 

University engineers 
have developed a 
new inspection 
device to look for cracks and 
defects in the thousands of 
miles of steam generator 
tubing in nuclear and fossil 
fuel power plants. 

The device, called a 
guided wave bore probe, 
can inspect 50 feet or more 
of pipe at one time without 
being moved. If offers 100 
percent cross-sectional cov- 
erage and has increased sen- 
sitivity over current tech- 
niques. The probe can detect 
cracks with depths as small 
as 10 percent of wall thick- 
ness over just 30 degrees of 
circumference and can also 
inspect water-filled or 
immersed pipes with no 
loss in sensitivity. 

Joseph L. Rose, the Paul 
Morrow Professor in engi- 

mechanics, developed the 
probe. He said it is an ideal 
screening tool to identify 
quickly the sections of tub- 
ing that need further point- 
by-point examination. 

The new probe promises 
to increase the cost effective- 
ness of inspections, as well 
as to detect tubing flaws. 

The bore probe works on 
the acoustic principle well 
known to apartment 
dwellers that pipes tapped 
at one location will carry or 
guide the sound wave along 
the pipe so that the tapping 
can be heard at other loca- 
tions along its length. 
Inaudible, ultrasonic waves 
can be guided along pipes 
in this way as well. 

'The concept of using 
cylindrically guided ultra- 
sonic waves for improved 
inspection efficiency has 
been around for many 
years," Dr. Rose said. 

Joseph L. Rose has developed a probe that u 

nique to inspect steam generator tubing in nuclear and foi 

fuel power plants. 

"However, the behavior of 
these waves is complex 
compared to bulk waves 
currently used in inspection 
devices and this complex 
behavior is probably why 
the technology transfer 
process has been so slow." 

The key to Dr. Rose's suc- 
cess was finding the right 
kind of vibration or "tap- 
ping" to produce a guided 
wave with the necessary pen- 
etration power and defect 
sensitivity. The wave has to 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

be launched at one position 
in the tube, propagate down 
the tube for an extended dis- 
tance and remain strong and 
sensitive enough to be reflect- 
ed back to the sender and 
interpreted. Dr. Rose decided 
on guided Lamb type waves, 
which consist of both longitu- 
dinal and transverse waves. 

The most established non- 
destructive methods for 
inspecting steam generator 
tubing are eddy current and 
bulk wave ultrasonic meth- 

ods. Both of these are "point- 
by-point" techniques. In the 
eddy current method, electri- 
cal currents are set up at a 
point in the tube and defects 
appear as a disruption in-the 
electrical field. Existing ultra- 
sonic devices direct a beam of 
ultrasonic waves at a point in 
the tube and look for changes 
in the reflected signal. In both 
cases, the coverage provided 
is about the size of the probe 
used, approximately a quar- 

In the majority of inspec- 
tion situations, the tubes are 
part of a larger operating 
unit and are not readily 
accessible," Dr. Rose said. 
"There are also often several 
thousand tubes in a single 
,enerator, making a point- 
iy-point inspection process 
tedious, costly and time 

The new Penn State 
device not only can inspect a 
minimum of 50 feet of pipe 
at a time but also can direct 
its signal around corners 
and bends. It has no need for 
complicated and expensive 
insertion/rotation devices 
since the probe need not be 
moved during inspection. 

Participants in the pio- 
neering work on the new 
probe included John Ditri, 
Dr. Rose's former graduate 
student; the late Alexander 
PilarskL-who had been a 
visiting scientist from 
Poland; and Frank T. Carr, 
Florida Power and Light Co. 
The company provided 
early support for the project, 
as did the Electric Power 
Research Institute. 

Several companies, 
including Krautkrammer 
Branson and Rosemount 
Aerospace, are considering 
commercialization of the 
probe system. 

— Barbara Hale 

Video scanner the electronic eye of the future 

Bogart must have smoked in every 
one of his movies. Or maybe not. 
Right now, short of renting the videos 
and looking at them all, there's no 
automated way to find out. 

But that could soon change. A 
team of University engineers is devel- 
oping a semiautomatic system that 
can scan a video to compile a data- 
base and then search the database to 
answer image content queries. 

The new Penn State system, being 
developed by Rangachar Kasturi, pro- 
fessor of computer science and engi- 

neering, and his research team, is 
based on color content matching and 
is designed to work only with color 
videos. The system first segments the 
video into sub-sequences, or a contin- 
uous series of frames in which the 
scene stays pretty much the same. 
Next, the system identifies representa- 
tive frames for each sub-sequence. 
Finally, it indexes the representative 
frames based on color features for the 
overall frame and specific individual 
objects present in the frame. 

To retrieve a desired sequence, a 

system user identifies a sample image 
and the system then searches the data- 
base for representative frames with 
matching color content. Eventually, 
the system, which is still under devel- 
opment, will have a user-friendly, 
point-and-click interface. 

Potentially the system may be of 
value to law enforcement agencies 
looking for stolen paintings or other 
art works, U.S. patent officers compar- 

ivings and intelli- 




Stock return increases that follow 
stock split announcements can be 
attributed to improved liquidity rather 
than any signaling of inside informa- 
tion by managers, a study by Penn 
State and Southern Methodist Universi- 
ty shows. 

The study focuses on "solo-splits" 
of American Depository Receipts 
(ADRs) that are not associated with 
splits in the home country stock and 
show a statistically significant rise in 
returns at the announcement. 

"Stock splits are cosmetic transac- 
tions which should neither create nor 
destroy value, but a great deal of evi- 
dence shows that stock returns do 
increase upon split announcements," 
Chris J. Muscarelia, associate professor 
of finance with The Smeal College of 
Business Administration, said. 

Dr. Muscarelia and Michael R. Vet- 
suypens, associate professor of finance 
with Southern Methodist" s Cox School 
of Business in Dallas, Texas, found that 
the solo-splits experienced marginally 
improved liquidity following the 

"It all boils down to returning the 
stock price to a more suitable trading 
range," Dr. Vetsuypens said. 

Korean biodiversity plan 
could guide other nations 

The emerging giant e 
Asia are turning iniu environmental 
deserts, says the architect of a plan to 
save Korean biodiversity, who suggests 
these fast-growing nations use the 
plan's framework to save their dwin- 
dling natural resources. 

"Development and pollution that 
wipe out plants and animals can crip- 
ple an ecosystem, K.C. Kim, head of 
the University's Center for Biodiversity 
Research, said. 'This brings on public- 
health problem^ and reduces Inequali- 
ty of life." 

Although South Korea has 10 times 
the gross national product it did in 
1950, its economic success has turned 
most of the nation into overcrowded 
urban and industrial land and endan- 
gered or eliminated many species. 

Fast-growing Asian nations such as 
China, Malaysia and Indonesia face the 
same bleak conditions, Kim said. His 
work to save biodiversity led to a 
recently published book-sized plan 
now being followed by South Korean 
officials. The plan, called Biodiversity 
2000: A Strategy to Smv, Study and Stts- 
tainably Use Korean Miotic Resources, calls 
for assessing biodiversity immediately 
and creating an infrastructure of biodi- 
versity research and researchers. 

•t c. Intercom 

1 ° Septembers, 1995 

Focus group facility 
offers many services 

Penn State Harrisburg has established a 
focus group facility at its Eastgate Cen- 
ter in Harrisburg. 

Featuring a conference room, state- 
of-the-art video and audio equipment 
and a viewing room, the Penn State 
Harrisburg Focus Group Center offers 
myriad services to corporate clients, 
government units, trade groups, acade- 
mic researchers, marketers and other 
organizations both private and public. 

The research facility offers problem 
identification and formulation of 
research questions, specification of 
research population, the development 
of a moderator's guide, assistance in 
conducting the focus group interview, 
analysis and interpretation of results 
and the production of a written report. 

The Eastgate Center is located at 
1010 N. Seventh St., just two blocks 
from the Capitol. For information call 

Career Exploration Day 

Organizers of the annual Career Explo- 
ration Day are looking for departments 
and units at University Park to partici- 
pate in this year's program that intro- 
duces ninth-grade students to various 

Two Career Exploration Days, sched- 
uled for Nov. 2 and 16, will be held for 
students from the Raid Fagle Area, Bclle- 
fonte, Penns Valley and State College 
Area school districts. The program, a col- 
laborative effort of the four school dis- 
tricts, the Centre County Area Vocational 
Technical School and the Chamber of 
Business and Industry of Centre County, 
will begin at 9 a.m. as students are trans- 
ported to the host work site by the 
schools. The students remain at the work 
site until 2 p.m. 

For more information about the pro- 
gram or to sign up to host one or more 
students, contact Eric Loop, Continuing 
Education representative, 102 Wagner 
Building, University Park, Pa., (814) 863- 
0299; by fax at (814) 863-7042; or by E-mail 

Spanier pledges 

support, gets 

ready to begin 


statewide tour 

President Graham Spanier was the 

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pledged the support of the Univer- 

sity community. 

The county United Way goal 

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this year is $1 .2 million, the highest 

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amount ever set in Centre County. 

Dr. Spanier, who is fulfilling 

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scheduled for this fall, Dr . Spanier 

will meet with faculty, staff, stu- 

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dents, alumni, the campus adviso- 

ry board and the Central Fayette 

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addition, he will visit students, 

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administrators and teachers at 

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will meet with representatives of 

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also will meet with the Human 

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encompass all 23 communities 

where Penn State is located. 

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Photo: Greg Grieco 

Looking for a carpool from Tyrone area to 
University Park. Work hours are 7:30 
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
Call Tracy at 865-9031. 

Sue would like to join carpool from 
Philipsburg to University Park. Work 
hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 863-0539. 

For the Record 

In the Aug. 17 issue of Intercom the 
dates of two IBM computer courses 
were listed incorrectly. The correct 
dates and courses are: 

■ IBM Intro to Windows Nov. 8, 10 6 a.m 

■ IBM IBIS Financial Forms Nov. 21 , 1 -4 p 



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Volume 25, Number 6 

Gov. Tom Ridge and 
sity Address on Sept. 
the event. The text ot 

President Graham Spanier share a laugh before th 
15. Gov. Ridge, who earlier in the day attended th 
Dr. Spanier's inaugural message to the University 

> start ol the president's State of the Univer 
: Board of Trustees meeting, spoke briefly s 
:an be found inside on pages 9-12. 

Trustees approve '96-'97 
$298 million request 

A 1996-97 state appropriations request of $298.5 million, an 
increase of $21.8 million over the total 1995-96 appropriation 
of $267.7 million, was approved by the Board of Trustees in 
its September meeting. 

The University is requesting the increase to cover only its 
most critical operating needs and special needs, such as 
telecommunications program improvements amounting to 
$4.5 million and a projected increase of $1.2 million in Penn 
State's contribution to the State Employees' Retirement Sys- 
tem (SERS). 

In addition to requests for those two special line-item 
appropriations, the University's four-part budget plan 
includes requests for an increase of $28.4 million (4.95 per- 
cent) for educational and general budget expenses; an 
increase of $1.7 million (4.95 percent) for The Hershey Med- 
ical Center; an increase of $1.7 million (4.95 percent) for the 
Pennsylvania College of Technology; and an Increase of $4.3 
million (11.4 percent) for Agricultural Research and Exten- 
sion operations. 

While the University has received appropriations 
increases in recent years in the form of Tuition Challenge 
Grants, which allocate about $144 per student to institutions 
agreeing to hold tuition increases to 4.5 percent for in-state 
students, its agricultural extension programs have not 
received an appropriation increase in the l.isl lour years and 
its agricultural research programs have not received an 
i the last six years. 

"The state legislators and executive branch officials 1 

'e met since joining Penn State have expressed their 

See "Budget request" on page 5 

University officials testify before House Committee 

Faculty research and travel make for better teachers, 
not weaker ones, President Graham Spanier testi- 
fied Sept. 14 before a state House of Representatives 
select committee. But at the same time, he said. Uni- 
versity faculty spend many hours in the classroom 
and Penn State is "pretty stingy" with its travel dol- 

"Penn State faculty come to an institution like 
ours because they value the mix of teaching and 
research," Dr. Spanier told the committee. "What I 
did as a researcher made me a better teacher, and 

what I did as a teacher helped point my research in 
valuable directions." 

Dr. Spanier, along with John A. Brighton, exec- 
utive vice president and provost, appeared last week 
before the House Select Committee on Higher Edu- 
cation, which in late July began a series of hearings 
on various practices of colleges and universities. The 
committee's chairman, state Rep. John Lawless (R- 
Montgomery County), has called for increases in the 
number of hours faculty spend in the classroom, 
reductions in travel by university personnel and the 

elimination or reduction of university tuition dis- 
count programs, among other things. 

Dr. Spanier said that travel is a fundamental part 
of faculty activity, because faculty stay on the cutting 
edge of knowledge by traveling to and taking part in 
seminars and professional meetings. A typical facul- 
ty member doesn't travel that much — maybe to two 
meetings a year, he said. 

He also said that Penn State has made extensive 

See "Hearing" on page 2 

Hershey gives 
hands-on help 
Youngsters don lab coats 
and plunge right Into 
science with the help ot 
Hershey employees and 
students. See page 13. 

Our origins 

A Penn State professor of 
anthropology and biology helps 
unveil secrets of the earliest 
humans. Sea Focus on Research 
feature on page 19 for details. 


Trustees 3.4. 5 

Arts 6 

Lectures 14,15 

Alumni Fellows 16 

Appointments 17 

Faculty Senate news.. .18 

p Intercom 

* September 21, 1995 

■ ilWJ-J-JU'I 

University awarded $895,100 McNair grant 

Penn State has received an $895,100, four-year 
grant to conduct a Ronald E. McNair Post-Bac- 
calaureate Achievement Program. The pro- 
gram is designed to prepare 30 low-income, first- 
generation undergraduates, and students from other 
groups underrepresented in graduate education, for 
doctoral study. 

Twenty-five Penn State undergraduate students 
and five from Virginia State University, a historical- 
ly black institution, will participate in the program 
each year. Since 1994, the two universities have col- 
laborated on this project to effectively deal with 
recruiting, retaining and providing superior under- 
graduate education and preparation for students 
from the under-represented groups who want to 
earn doctorates. 

'The success of any initiative to increase college 
faculty and researchers with doctorates — such as 
the McNair Program, depends on its capacity to 
reach those groups representing an increasing per- 
centage of the nation's future work force — under- 
represented minorities and low-income, first gener- 
ation college students," Howard E. Wray III, 
program director and associate dean for undergrad- 
uate education, said. 

"Penn State has a history of success in preparing 

"We give seminars on how to apply 
for financial aid and how to write the 
personal statement on the application. 
We visit graduate school campuses 
and we discuss what the transition to 
graduate school entails." 

— Michael Radis 
assistant director 
McNair program 

students for doctoral studies," John Cahir, vice 
provost and dean of Undergraduate Education, said. 
"We're especially pleased to be able to extend that 
success through the prestigious and effective 
McNair Achievement Program." 

Statistics show how much this effort is needed: 
In 1993, 12 percent of the United States population 
was African American, but that group received only 
4.4 percent of the total number of doctorates granted. 
Hispanics, who made up 8.9 percent of the popula- 
tion, were awarded only 3.3 percent of the doctorates. 

The McNair program tries to prepare each stu- 

dent for more than just the academic aspects of grad- 
uate school. "We give seminars on how to apply for 
financial aid and how to write the personal state- 
ment on the application. We visit graduate school 
campuses and we discus what the transition to grad- 
uate school entails," Michael Radis, assistant direc- 
tor of the McNair program, said. 

Each student works with a faculty adviser on a 
major research project. One student worked with an 
adviser at the Center for Locomotion Studies on 
ankle disorders in diabetics. "We also look out for 
the student outside of the classroom. Each student 
has a mentor, not in their field, who deals with them 
on a more social level, taking them to movies, plays 
and other social outlets," Mr. Radis said. 

"Because low-income and minority groups are a 
growing part of today's population, they will 
increasingly be responsible for maintaining the 
social and economic systems of this country. Prepar- 
ing them for this mission is just one part of the 
McNair Program," said Dean Wray. 

Out of the first 11 students to graduate from the 
program at Penn State, eight have gone directly into 
graduate school, Mr. Radis said. 'The others plan to 
enter in the near future." 

Hearing - 

continued from page 1 

efforts to cut costs and to increase efficiency. 
"But we can't continue to do that indefinitely," 
he said. "There's only so much efficiency you 
can get to." 

When the committee chairman said he had 
received a letter from a former Penn State fac- 
ulty member, outlining abuses in the system. 
Dr. Spanier quickly asked that the committee 
share the letter with him or urge the writer to 
contact his office (Spanier's) directly. "He or 
she should send the letter to me," Dr. Spanier 
said. "What concerns me is that while there are 
hundreds of Penn State faculty who take their 
jobs very seriously, there may be a couple of 
bad apples. It's in our best interest to root out 
any abuses that may exist." 

Dr Brighton, in his testimony, said Penn 
State faculty typically teach two courses a 
semester and work an average of more than 52 
hours per week. 

"Teaching is not only the eight or nine 
hours faculty spend in the classroom, but clos- 
er to 30 hours a week when you combine 
everything that comprises teaching," Dr. 
Brighton said. "Faculty are also involved in 
research and public service." 

During their testimony, Drs. Spanier and 
Brighton also pointed out that: 

. ■ The state contributes only about 15 per- 
cent of the University's annual travel budget 
— roughly $4 million out of $26 million Also, 
the S4 million state contribution amounts to 
less than 0.3 of 1 percent of Penn State's total 

■ More than $300 million in research and 
education funding from federal and corporate 
sources comes to Penn State every year — and 
travel is essential to seeking and securing these 

■ In some colleges, highly competitive fac- 
ulty members bring to Pennsylvania an aver- 

age of $150,000 to $300,000 in research funding 
a year through competitive grants. These funds 
create additional jobs, enhance economic 
development, and promote the advancement 
of science. 

■ Travel is key to running Penn State, 
which has 23 locations across the state and 
agricultural extension offices in each of the 
state's 67 counties. 

■ Penn State has had to make significant 
adjustments because of the state's declining 
support. For instance, Penn State has made 
internal budget cuts and reallocations of $87 
million over the past four years — including 
the $31 million in budget reductions taken over 
the three-year period of the Future Process. In 
addition, it has eliminated 16 academic pro- 
grams, not filled positions that have come open 
and has cut back on services. 

Dr. Brighton concluded his testimony with 
the following question: "Why is Penn State so - 
highly valued by federal agencies, alumni and 
the private sector — we ranked No. 2 in the 
country for funding for research from the pri- 
vate sector — and apparently so little valued 
by the Commonwealth itself?" 

Penn State has done well in building its 
national reputation, serving its students' needs 
and generating funding from sources other 
than the Commonwealth, Dr. Brighton said. 
"But I would appeal to you, the members of the 
legislature, to help us better provide the quali- 
ty education and services that our citizens 

Others testifying before the c 
.included representatives of the University of 
Pittsburgh, Temple University, the State Sys- 
tem of Higher Education and the American 
Association of University Professors. 

The select committee plans to hold a 
roundtable discussion of higher education 
practices, open to the public, to bring the series 
of hearings to a conclusion. 

— Alan Janesch 



Traci K. Shimmel, staff assistant VI in College of Agricultur- 
al Sciences. 

Jodi R. Smith, accountant aide in Eberly College of Science. 
Monica C Spence, staff assistant VI in Intercollegiate Athlet- 

Paula J. Thompson, clinical head nurse at The Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Shelley L. Thompson, staff assistant V in Housing and Food 

Susan A. Trauger, clinical head nurse at The Hershey Med- 
ical Center. 

Kimberly A. Veruete, staff assistant VII in Corporate Con- 
troller's Office. 

Eileen A. Zuber, administrative assistant III in College of 

Agricultural Sciences. 

Technical Service 

John D. Albany, maintenance worker (General) A at Penn 
State Delaware County Campus. 
Paul W. Bright, toolmaker in Applied Research Lab. 
Ronald L. Carlson, maintenance worker B in Office of Phys- 
ical Plant. 

Robert F. Haynes, maintenance worker, Utility, at Penn 
State York Campus. 

Ralph T. Homan, maintenance worker, Area Landscape, in 
Office of Physical Plant. 

Jeffrey A. Knaub, maintenance worker, Utility, at Penn State 
York Campus. 

Richard F. Shawley, area facilities maintenance worker in 
Office of Physical Plant. 

Robert M. Speraw, janitoral storeroom attendant at The 
Hershey Medical Center. 

Kathleen A. Wentzel, mail clerk in Business Services. 
Victoria M. Weston, bakery assistant in Housing and Food 

Jerry A. Witherite, groundskeeper. Landscape A, in Office 
of Physical Plant. 

September 21, 1995 

From the Trustees Docket 

Trustees OK capital budget request of $104 million 

The Board of Trustees approved a 1996-97 capital 
budget request to the Commonwealth totaling 
$104.55 million for one year. Of this amount, $43.95 
million is for new construction projects, $55.37 mil- 
lion is for renovation projects and $5.23 million is for 
original equipment for projects that have been pre- 
viously authorized by the state Legislature. 

This year's request has been reduced from the 
usual $200 million to $300 million per year for five 
years to $100 million for the coming year to be more 
in line with the current fiscal climate. Last year's 
request was $265 million. Currently the University 
has 47 projects that have been authorized by the 
state but are awaiting funding. 

"This request reflects changes in the priorities 
and emphases of academic and administrative units 
as identified in their strategic plan updates since last 
year," President Graham Spanier, said. 

"Our rationale for choosing new construction 
projects gives high priority to instructional facilities 
that support teaching and research; specialized tech- 
nology classrooms and labs; biological and life sci- 
ences, because of anticipated growth; modernization 
of existing science facilities and College of Engineer- 
ing consolidation." 

The top-priority project in new construction is 
the Classroom Building at University Park. This is 
the second phase of a state-funded project to provide 
classrooms, lecture halls and seminar rooms. The 
structure's exterior will be compatible with the first 
phase of the General Classroom Building, now in 
design, the recently completed Classroom Building, 
built with University funds, and adjacent buildings. 

New construction projects in order of priority 

■ Classroom Building, Phase II, University Park, 
$12.1 million 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, an ex-officio member of the Board ol Trustees, 
talks with H. Jesse Arnelle, vice president of the board and a member since 
1969. Gov. Ridge attended the September meeting of the board held at 
University Park. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

■ Library addition, auditorium, classroom build- 
ing, York Campus, $11.9 million 

■ Academic Activities Building, Penn State Har- 
risburg, $3.75 million 

■ Library Depository Facility, University Park, 
$11 million 

■ Addition to building and parking structures, 
Penn State Great Valley, $5.2 million 

The five renovation projects are all at University 
Park. They will include a general upgrade of the 
heating, cooling and lighting systems of old build- 
ings and laboratories to incorporate current energy- 
efficient technologies. The top priority for renova- 
tions is Willard Building, which was constructed in 
1949 with a major addition in 1964. It is the most 

heavily used classroom building on 
c.impus, but it does not support mod- 
ern instruction. 

Renovation projects in order of pri- 

■ Willard Building, $10.3 million 

■ Engineering Units and Sackett 
Building, $8,6 million 

■ Chandlee Laboratory, $10.2 mil- 

■ Whitmore and Davey Labs, $10.2 

■ Moore and Sparks Buildings, 
$16.07 million 

In addition, the capital budget 
request includes equipment for nine 
projects that were authorized in pre- 
vious legislation. They include: 

■ Biomedical Technology Center, 
Fayette Campus, $660,000 

■ Renovation of animal diagnostic 
lab and incinerator, University Park, 


■ Acquisition of land and development of an Ag 
Instruction Center, Berks Campus, $850,000 

■ Multipurpose Tech-Cultural Southwest Insti- 
tute, Fayette Campus, $620,000 

■ Agricultural sciences classroom lab and build- 
ing, Fayette Campus, $460,000 

■ Addition to Academic Building, New Kens- 
ington Campus, $260,000 

■ Electrical Distribution system. University 
Park, $,390,000 

■ Technology Center, Wilkes-Barre Campus, 

■ Multipurpose facility for student activities, 
Penn State Behrend, $1.55 million. 

Mont Alto bookstore design, Noll Lab receive board nod 

The Board of Trustees approved 
sketch /preliminary plans for construc- 
tion of a campus bookstore and the 
appointment of an architect for an addi- 
tion to a University Park laboratory. 

The Bookstore Building at the Penn >^> 
State Mont Alto Campus, designed by n™>r 
Knoelker and Hull Associates Inc., 
Chambersburg, Pa., will be reminiscent 
of Civilian Conservation Corps build- 
ings of the 1930s. In style, it will resem- 
ble a mountain lodge with porches for 
student use and a "double-high" ceiling 
with exposed wooden beams. The exist- 
ing Double Cottage will be removed to 
allow for construction of the 8,458- 
square-foot, two-story structure. 

The Bookstore Building will be set 
into a hillside, allowing ground-level ^***: 
entrance to both the bookstore on the 1 ., <r 
upper level and continuing education 
classrooms and offices on the lower 
level. The upper floor will also include 
student mailboxes and an automatic 
teller machine. 

The project budget for the Bookstore 
Building is $1,324,000. 

rendering of the Bookstore Building at Mont Alto Campus, designed by Knoelker and Hull Associ 

8,000 to 10,000 square feet of space is needed for the lab to meet the requirements 
of a National Institutes of Health research grant for a joint project of the College 
At University Park, the firm Burt, Hill, Kosar, Rittelmann Associates of But- q{ Heal(h and Human Development and The Hershey Medical Center. 

ler, Pa., was appointed architect for a $2.3 million addition of Clinical Research 

Center facilities to the Noll Physiological Research Laboratory. An additional 

a Intercom 

H September 21, 1995 

From the Trustees Docket 

Board approves sale of 
former presidential home 

The sale of the former presidential residence for 
$750,000 was approved by the Board of Trustees. 

Samuel J. and Mauvette R. Malizia of McLean, Va., 
will become the new owners of the house at 639 Ken- 
nard Road, Harris Township, which was occupied by 
Penn State presidents and their families for the past 25 
years. Proceeds from the sale of the house and 5.65 acres 
will be used to endow the University's recently estab- 
lished Institute for Innovation in Learning, a program 
for the improvement of undergraduate education. 

Mr. Malizia is a 1976 graduate of Penn State and a 
partner in the firm of Malizia, Spidi, Sloane & Fisch, P.C. 

An analysis by the University showed that the esti- 
mated operating costs of a renovated facility at the for- 
mer presidential residence would be higher than at 
Schreyer House, an on-campus property now under 
renovation. The property approved for sale is four miles 
south of campus. 

University's endowment 
nearly doubles in five years 

The total market value of Penn State's pooled endow- 
ment fund nearly doubled over the past five years, 
from $168.8 million in 1990 to $327.0 million as of June 
30, 1995. Over the past five years, the fund h,as pro- 
vided approximately $54 million in academic program 
support. The total investment return over the five-year 
period averaged 10.1 percent per year. 

A report presented at the September meeting of the 
University's Board of Trustees credits the growth to 
new gifts and reinvested earnings. 

The overall return last year lagged behind the aver- 
age of the TUCS Endowment Universe, a group of 
funds with which the University compares the perfor- 
mance of its endowment. The report states, that last 
year's performance resulted from a defensive 
approach relative to the U.S. equity market. The Uni- 
versity's investment committee adopted this approach 
in response to the perceived over-valuation of the mar- 

Trinity Investment Management, one of Penn 
State's individual equity mangers, had a return of 28.5 
percent for the year, placing it in the top 10 percent of 
equity endowment managers. 

Penn State's fixed "income investments outper- 
formed the Lehman Brothers Intermediate Bond Index 
in the past year, and in the past three- and five-year 

The University's endowment fund is a pooled 
investment of gifts. The University holds endowed 
gifts in perpetuity, investing them and spending only 
a portion of the total return for each endowment's des- 
ignated purpose. The remaining return is added to the 
principal to protect it from inflation. Endowments pro- 
vide a source of income that Penn State can depend on 
to meet some of its most critical academic needs. 

Successes, needs highlighted 

The University has provided students and the 
faculty with significant access to telecommuni- 
cations technologies in the past few years, but 
will require substantial new and ongoing 
resources for the 21st century, according to a 
progress report given Sept. 15 to Board of 

According to David Wormley, dean of the 
College of Engineering and chair of the task 
force on information infrastructure, and Gary 
Augustson, executive director of Computer and 
Information Systems, the need is still acute for 
information infrastructure and technical sup- 
port staff at all University locations, -despite 
large investments by the state and the Universi- 


The main problem is one of scale, the 
report's authors said. 

"Few comparable institutions in the world 
face the problems we do," Mr. Augustson said. 
"For instance, we provide E-mail service and 
Internet access for more than 50,000 students 

"We provide E-mail service and 
Internet access for more than 
50,000 students from all campus- 
es, in addition to faculty and 
administrative users. No other 
educational institution in the 
world— and very few businesses- 
deal with such a large user 

— Gary Augustson 

executive director 

Computer and Information Systems 

from all campuses, in addition to faculty and 
administrative users. No other educational insti- 
tution in the world — and very few businesses — 
deal with such a large user population. We han- 
dle nearly 1 million E-mail messages a day, just 
within the Penn State family. This is almost 10 
percent of the national volume handled by com- 
mercial providers, such as Prodigy. The elec- 
tronic catalog at University Libraries, LIAS, han- 
dles approximately 5 million transactions a 
month. Starting in October, LIAS plans to begin 
providing full text for 750,000 journal and news- 
paper articles, which is another step toward pro- 
viding users with information as text, pictures 
and sound — the complete package," he said. 

The report reiterated the need for the Uni- 
versity to pursue funding for future expansion 
of the communications infrastructure. 

"The need to support information and learn- 
ing technologies is one of the University's high- 
est priorities and is critical to fulfilling Penn 
State's mission in teaching, research and public 
service," Dean Wormley said. "With the effec- 
tive use of communications and computational 
technologies, our students will be better pre- 
pared to work and live in the 21st Century and 
our faculty and staff will be more capable of 
making significant contributions to society." 

The Commonwealth committed $15.8 mil- 
lion in capital funds in 1994 to help cover the 
costs of the University Park wiring project. The 
design phase for this project began July 1. Ulti- 
mately, every office in everv major building at 
University Park will have the wiring and elec- 
tronics necessary to provide universal access to 
the world's information resources. 

Part of these state funds also will be used to 
enhance interactive video capabilities at-Univer- 
sity Park, which will complement similar instal- 
lations nearing completion at most of Penn 
State's other campuses. These improvements 
will enable the University to take better advan- 
tage of distance education opportunities and 
better collaborate with other institutions, with 
industry and with government. One specific 
example is the installation of interactive video 
facilities to link the Life Sciences departments at 
University Park and at The Milton S. Hershey 
Medical Center. 

This year's budget request to the Common- 
wealth includes $4.5 million for an annual 
appropriation to support information technolo- 

"This funding is so important to the Univer- 
sity that we will continue to discuss it with the 
legislature," President Graham Spanier, said. 
"This funding would support Penn State's 
growing needs and would provide the same 
information infrastructure at University loca- 
tions, including campuses, county extension 
offices, continuing education centers and agri- 
cultural research centers." 

The state and private funding we have so far 
received is crucial to building the infrastructure 
upon which the rest of our vision will take 
shape, Dean Wormley said. 

'It is not a question of whether we should do 
this, but how we will do this," he said. "Teach- 
ing and learning, to an unprecedented degree, 
have become intertwined with these new tech- 
nologies. Students and faculty require the abili- 
ty to easily communicate with each other elec- 
tronically and to explore the incredible richness 
of the world of information. 

"We have made great progress in moving 
the University forward. However, we will need 
an ongoing commitment from the state to bring 
these efforts to fruition, and thereby be able to 
better serve the citizens of the Commonwealth." 

From the Trustees Docket 

Intercom c 
September 21, 1995 ** 

University improving access for the disabled 

The University has embarked c 
jects to improve University s 
and the general public. 

Gary Schultz, senior vice president for finance and 
business, gave an informational report Sept. 15 to the Board 

If a program or service cannot be relocated 
to an accessible facility, then a project 
is developed with solutions and cost 

of Trustees on the status of University projects to meet the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Three University committees have been established to 
deal with various aspects of the federal legislation: the 
ADA Task Force, which focuses on training; the Office of 
Physical Plant Disability Access Steering Committee, which 
incorporates ADA regulations into design; and the Univer- 
sity Access Committee, which has overall responsibility for 
gathering data, setting priorities and managing funding. 

'The University Access Committee surveyed all major 
university facilities with faculty and staff participation and 
with trained student teams," Mr. Schultz said. "The result- 
ing data were analyzed. The Committee selected and pri- 
oritized target projects, focusing on those modifications to 

Budget request 

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existing facilities that will have the broadest impact on the 
greatest number of students." 

Penn State has long been responsive on an individual 
basis as well as to the disabled population following 1973 
legislation requiring programmatic access to students, fac- 
ulty and staff with disabilities. The 1990 ADA requires 
institutions to ensure reasonable access to every program 

All of the University facilities have been surveyed and 
examined in regards to its accessibility. If the program or 
service can not be relocated to an accessible facility, then a 
project is developed with solutions and cost estimates, he 

There are two sources of funding for Penn State dis- 
ability projects: state funding requested through the annu- 
al Capital Budget Request and capital improvement funds 
provided by the University, Mr. Schultz said. 

A total of $45.6 million for projects at University Park, 
The Hershey Medical Center and 18 campuses has been 
requested from the Commonwealth. All of these have been 
authorized, but the funding has not been yet released, Mr. 
Schultz said. 

"In the meantime, limited University capital improve- 
ment funds have been used to solve the most pressing 
short-term problems," he said. "A total of $1,415,600 has 
been expended for completed projects or for those in 
progress. In addition, a total of $3.75 million has been com- 
mitted to high-priority projects during the next five years. 

Mr. Schultz said, "The University is working hard to 
meet our legislative mandates and to continue to serve our 
disabled population." 

strong support for the University and 
a strong appreciation of its contribu- 
tions to the Commonwealth," Presi- 
dent Graham Spanier, said. "I hope 
they will recognize the critical needs 
we are trying to meet and support our 

As it has in past years, the Univer- 
sity is asking that the 1995-96 Tuition 
Challenge Grant funds, totaling an 
estimated $7.5 million, be folded into 
the appropriate line items for 1996-97. 
The University's request for $298.5 
million in total appropriations con- 
sists of a base appropriation figure of 
$291 million and the estimated Tuition 
Challenge Grant figure of $7.5 million. 

Currently, the state does not 
include the challenge grant funds in 
the University's appropriation bill 
and does not consider them part of its 
permanent funding base. 

The 1996-97 appropriations 
request includes internal budget 
reductions of $6.1 million. The Uni- 
versity is now in the third and last 
year of the three-year Future Commit- 
tee process, which over the period has 
made more than $31 million in inter- 
nal budget reductions and has used 75 
percent of those funds for carefully 
chosen reinvestments in critical areas. 

The administration is also devel- 
oping plans for a new five-year bud- 

get reduction and reallocation 
process, which will take effect in the 
1997-98 budget year. 

The special appropriation line 
item of $4.5 million for telecommuni- 
cations program needs has been part 
of Penn State's appropriation request 
for the last two years. If approved, the 
funds will be used to provide urgent- 
ly needed increases in telecommuni- 
cations staff, support cabling needs 
University-wide, and improve and 
expand the University's use of inter- 
active video technology. 

These funds are considered neces- 
sary to complement the $15.8 million 
capital project to expand and improve 
the University's telecommunications 
infrastructure, which was approved 
by the Legislature last year as part of 
the Commonwealth's 1994-95 capital 
appropriation bill. 

Among the projected operating 
expense changes are: 

■ $8.3 million for program needs 
and prior commitments. Because of 
Penn State's serious underfunding sit- 
uation, coupled with five consecutive 
years of internal budget reductions, 
the need for additional program funds 
has become critical. The $8.3 million 
will be used to hire additional faculty 
to help alleviate large class sizes, 
and enhance library 

is, pick up deferred mainte- 
nance projects, and meet state and 
federal mandates. 

■ $1.3 million fori: 
and utilities costs and for r 
and operation of new or newly 
remodeled facilities. 

■ $3.9 million for projected 
increases in employee benefit costs. 
This excludes the projected increase 
for SERS, but includes modest increas- 
es in the costs of Social Security and 
retirement as well as provisions for 
health care cost increases of 6 percent. 
The University has been able to hold 
health care cost increases below the 
national average through its partner- 
ship with HealthAmerica and an 
aggressive program emphasizing 
managed care. 

On the revenue side, the planned 
tuition rate increase of 4.5 percent — 
or $117 per semester for resident 
undergraduate students at the Uni- 
versity Park campus — will generate 
$13.7 million in new income. Also, the 
University is projecting that a new 
student activities fee of $25 per semes- 
ter will generate more than $3 million 
in 1996-97. Income from 1995-96 Sum- 
mer Session tuition rate changes will 
bring in $1 million. 

Pittsburgh leader 
honored with 
emeritus status 

In recognition of 14 years of out- 
standing service to Penn State, 
Cecile M. Springer of Pitts- 
burgh was named trustee emerita. 
She is the first African-American 
woman to receive this honor from 
the Board. 

Appointed to the Penn State 
Board of Directors by then Gov. 
Richard Thornburgh in 1981, Ms. 
Springer served through 1986 
when she was reappointed, and 
continued to serve through May, 

During her tenure as trustee, 
she was the chairperson or mem- 
ber of several board committees, 
including the Committee on Edu- 
cational Policy (chairwoman, 1991- 
1993), Trustee Presidential Selec- 
tion Committee, Committee on 
Finance, Special Advisory Com- 
mittee on Affirmative Action 
(chairwoman, 1988-1990) and the 
Special Advisory Committee on 
Diversity. She was also a member 
of the board of directors of the 
Renaissance Fund and a member 
of the Distinguished Alumni 
Award Screening Committee. 

Ms. Springer is a graduate of 
Hunter College High School in 
New York City, has a bachelor of 
arts degree in chemistry from 
Manhattanville College in Pur- 
chase, N.Y., and received a master 
of arts degree from Wellesley Col- 
lege. She also has a master's 
degree in urban and regional plan- 
ning from the University of Pitls- 

The recipient of many commu- 
nity and professional awards and 
honors, she was named Public Cit- 
izen of the Year in 1983 by the 
Southwest Pennsylvania Division 
of the National Association of 
Social Workers, and was selected 
by the governor to be a Distin- 
guished Daughter of Pennsylvania 
in 1989. 

Ms. Springer is president of 
Springer Associates, a new organi- 
zation providing comprehensive, 
cost-effective consulting services 
in corporate and philanthropic 
programs and institutional devel- 
opment. She was formerly direc- 
tor, Contributions and Community 
Affairs of Westinghouse Electric 
Corp. from 1978-1989. She also 
served as president of the West- 
inghouse Foundation and was 
responsible for contributions made 
by the corporation worldwide. 

September 21, 1995 

Bach's Lunch 

Saxophobia, a saxophone quartet from 
the College of Arts and Architecture 
School of Music, will perform for the 
Bach's Lunch concert series at 12:10 
p.m. today in the Helen Eakin Eisen- 
hower Chapel on the University Park 

The Penn State Bassoon Ensemble 
will perform at the Bach's Lunch con- 
cert series at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, 
Sept. 28. The 20-minute concert is part 
of the Bach's Lunch series sponsored 
by the College of Arts and Architec- 
ture School of Music and University 
Lutheran Parish. 

Saxophobia consists of four saxo- 
phone majors in the School of Music. 
The program will feature the music of 
the Beatles and an arrangement of 
Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite" by Jim 
Noyes, instructor in music. 

The Penn State Bassoon Ensemble 
consists of four undergraduate bas- 
soon students in the School of Music 
and their teacher, Daryl Durran, asso- 
ciate professor of music. The program 
will include "Concerto 'le Phenix'" by 
Michel Corrette and "Three Pieces for 
Bassoon Quintet" by Peter Jansen. 

The audience may take a brown 
bag lunch to eat in the Roy and Agnes 
Wilkinson Lounge after the perfor- 
mance. Coffee and tea will be provid- 
ed. The concert is open to the public. 

Faure's music celebration 

The Institute for the Arts and Human- 
istic Studies is sponsoring a weeklong 
celebration of Gabriel Faure's music 
for the 150th anniversary of his birth. 
The first of three concerts devoted to 
his piano, vocal and chamber ensem- 
ble works will start at 8 p.m. Friday, 
Sept. 22, in the College of Arts and 
Architecture School of Music Recital 
Hall on the University Park Campus. 
The first concert will feature Carl 
Blake on piano, Susan Boardman, 
soprano, and Marshall Urban, ban- 
tone. All participants in the weeklong 
musical offerings are faculty members 
of the School of Music. A reception 
will be held following the concert. 

The second concert will feature 
Cecilia Dunoyer, piano, Suzanne 
Roy, soprano, and the Duo Concer- 
tant, James Lyon and Timothy 
Shafer, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in 
the School of Music Recital Hall. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. 
in the School of Music Recital Hall, 
Marylene Dosse, pianist, Richard 
Kennedy, tenor, and Norman Spivey, 
baritone, will perform piano and vocal 
works. The Castalia Trio with Donald 
Hopkins, viola, will conclude the con- 

Special events for the week include 
a lecture by Taylor Greer, "Faure's 
Verlaine Songs: A New Art of 
Nuance," scheduled for 4 p.m. Satur- 
day, Sept. 23, in the School of Music 
Recital Hall. 

The week will culminate with a 
Gala Concert in Eisenhower Auditori- 
um at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 with the 
Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra. 
Director Pu-Qi Jiang will conduct the 
Suite from Pelleas et Melisande, the 
Fantasy for flute and orchestra, with 
Eleanor Armstrong as soloist. He will 
also conduct the Elegy for cello and 
orchestra with cellist Kim Cook. For 
the second half of the program the 
Penn State Concert Choir, conducted 
by Douglas Miller, will join for a per- 

For more information, contact 
Marylene Dosse, professor of music 
<ind director of the Faure Festival, at 
(814) 863-4405 or (814) 237-7555. 

"Tamer of Horses" 

The University Resident Theatre 
Company of the College of Arts and 
Architecture Department of Theatre 
Arts opens its '95-'96 season with the 
production of "Tamer of Horses" at 8 
p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the Pavilion 
Theatre on the University Park Cam- 
pus. The play, written by William 
Mastrosimone and directed by G. 
Valmont Thomas, is the story of Hec- 
tor St. Vincent, a tough talking, street 
smart hooligan who survives on 
human weakness. 

"Tamer of Horses" will continue 
through Saturday, Oct. 14. All evening 
performances begin at 8 p.m. Student 
preview performances will be held at 
8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 
4 and 5. A matinee will be presented 
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. 

For ticket information, contact the 
Arts Ticket Center at (814) 863-0255. 

Exhibits at Kern 

The Kern Exhibition Area will feature 
jewelry by Shirley Greenlaw through 
Oct. 15, and the photography of 
Genevieve Durang through Oct. 24. 

Ms. Greenlaw's jewelry is made of 
fine porcelain in color combinations 
ranging from solid to marbled. 

Ms. Durang, born in Brussels, 
attended The Rhode Island School of 
Design in Providence where she 
received her BFA in photography. She 
also attended Ecole Normale in Cham- 
pion, Belgium, earning a B.A. in edu- 

Her photography has appeared in 
such publications as The Boston Globe, 
Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and 
International Management. A painter as 

Los Zapateros and other pamlings by Frank Diaz Escalet a 
Gallery on the University Park Campus through Oct. 21. 

well as a photographer, Ms. Durang's 
artistic activity includes solo photo 
exhibitions in France and at Blooms- 
burg University; collective photo exhi- 
bitions at The Rhode Island School of 
Design, Providence College and Ply- 
mouth Art Show; and collective paint- 
ing exhibitions. 

The Kern Exhibition Area is on the 
first floor of the Kern Building on the 
University Park Campus. Exhibition 
hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday 
through Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sat- 
urday, and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday. 

HUB exhibit 

The paintings of artist Frank Diaz 
Escalet are on exhibit at the HUB For- 
mal Gallery on the University Park 
Campus through Oct. 21. His vibrant- 
ly colored oil paintings reflect a life- 
time of experiences. 

A native of Puerto Rico, Mr. 
Escalet grew up in Spanish Harlem, 
New York City. He apprenticed in a 
copper and silver smithy, later open- 
ing his own shop. He next began sell- 
ing leather goods, and later moved to 
Maine where he worked in the art 
form called "inlaid leather art compo- 
sition," framed compositions of differ- 
ent hues of cut leather pieced togeth- 
er. During this time, he also began 
painting in oils, realizing an inner 
wish to be a true artist. 

His canvasses depict under-paid 
migrant workers, city night life, fami- 
ly and other memories stored from his 
childhood. His work currently is on a 
five-year traveling exhibit, the World 
Peace Art Tour, through seven coun- 
tries and 15 museums in Eastern 

HUB Formal Gallery hours are 
Tuesday through Saturday, noon-8 
p.m., and Sunday noon-4 p.m. 

HUB'S Browsing Gallery 

The HUB'S Browsing Gallery will fea- 
ture oil paintings by Joanne Landis 
through Oct. 22. 

Ms. Landis' canvasses possess an 
abstract impressionism that is full of 
round female forms 

form sto- 

ors. These same 

ries rich from Ms. Land: 

and environment. 

Ms. Landis has had many solo and 
group exhibits in New York City, Har- 
risburg, Germany and Bellefonte. 

The HUB'S Browsing Gallery is on 
the first floor of the HUB on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus and is open dur- 
ing all open HUB hours. 

Birdhouses on display 

An exhibit by Vicki Sellers is on dis- 
play in the Kern Exhibition Area 
through Oct. 24. 

Ms. Sellers, a native of Bellefonte, 
designs and constructs wooden bird- 
houses. She has exhibited in craft 
shows in Bethany Beach, Md., The 
Bellefonte Arts Festival, Corifer, Colo, 
and Lewisburg, Pa. 

Performing arts changes 

Two performances have been added 
to the College of Arts and Architecture 
Center for the Performing Arts 1995- 
96 season schedule. They are: 

■ A performance by the National 
Band of New Zealand, a concert brass 
band, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in 
Eisenhower Auditorium on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. 

The National Band of New 
Zealand has won numerous interna- 
tional awards and has toured widely. 
Its wide-ranging repertoire includes 
pop, jazz, stage and screen tunes and 

■ A performance by pianist and 
chamber musician Barry Snyder, at 8 
p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Schwab Audi- 
torium on the University Park Cam- 

Mr. Snyder has performed with 
the orchestras of Montreal, Atlanta, 
Houston, Baltimore and Detroit, and 
has toured extensively in Europe and 
Asia. He has been professor of piano 
at the University of Rochester's East- 
man School of Music since 1970. He 
will be offering a master class to con- 
ference participants during his visit. 

For ticket information contact the 
Arts Ticket Center at (814) 863-0255. 

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University Park Calendar 


Thursday, September 21 

Center for Adult Learner Services, noon, 329 
Boucke Bldg. "Strategies for Academic 
Success." focuses on classroom strate- 
gies, tutoring and employment opportuni- 

Bach's Lunch Concert, 12:10 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Chapel. 
Friday, September 22 

Palmer Lecture, 1:30 p.m.. Palmer Lipcon 
Auditorium. Glenn Willumson on "Twenti- 
eth-Century Photography Before World. 
War II." 

Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Bldg. Hilary Frost-Kumpf on "Cre- 
ative Expression in American Places: 
Field Notes from an Arts Administrator 
Sojourning in a Geography Department." 

■ Hillel, 7 p.m., Hetzel Union Building Read- 

ing Room. Opening reception for exhibit 
"Israel: Archaeology from the Air,™ with a 
slide display on the subject of Jerusalem 
throughout history. 
School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Gar- 
briel Faure. A Sesquicentennial Celebra- 
tion. A weeklong celebration. Also Sept. 
24, 27. 
Saturday, September 23 
First day of Fall. 
Parent's & Families Day. 
Great Insect Fair, 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Agricultural 
Sciences Bldg. Taste insect delicacies 
and tour the Frost Entomological Muse- 
Gallery Talk, 1:30 p.m., Christolfers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Cheryl Snay on "Look- 
ing at You: Portraits at the Palmer Muse- 
Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Chapel. "Roadside Theater South 
of the Mountain." For tickets call 863- 
Sunday, September 24 

■ Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. 
"Africa: Caravans of Gold." 

Tuesday, September 26 

The Center for Women Students, 7:30 p.m , 
HUB Assembly Room. Patricia John- 
stone on "Bearing Witness to Violence 

Thursday, September 28 

The Center for Women Students, noon, 120 
Boucke Bldg. Sabrina C. Chapman on 
"PSU History: Past, Present and Future." 

Bach's Lunch Concert, 12:10- p.m., Eisen- 
hower Chapel. The Penn State Bassoon 

Friday, September 29 

Palmer Lecture, 1:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon 
Auditorium. Glenn Willumson on "Pho- 
tography Since World War II." 

■ Gallery Talk, 3 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, 

Palmer Museum. Debra Greenleaf on 
"African Headrests." 
Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Bldg. Roger Downs on "'Geopoli- 
tics': The Politics of Geography Educa- 

School of Music, 8 p.m., Eisenhower Audito- 
rium. Penn State Philharmonic. 

Saturday, September 30 

82nd Annual Horticultural Show, Ag Arena. 
Through Oct. 1. 

Office for Minority Faculty Development 
Workshop, 9 a.m., 114 Kern Bldg. Hector 
Flores on "Publishing." Call Mary Leone 
at 863-1663 by Sept. 26 to participate. 

Sunday, October 1 

■ Palmer Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Audi- 

torium. "Africa: The King and the City." 


Thursday, September 21 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geome- 
try, 11:30 p.m., 339 Davey Lab. Riccardo 
Capovilla, speaker. 

■ Australia-New Zealand Studies 
Center/Journalism Program, noon, 101 
Carnegie Bldg. John Morgan on "The 
Australian Press Council: Restraint and 
Licence in the Home of Murdoch." 

Econometrics, 2:30 p.m., 413 Kern Bldg. 
Dean Croushore on "Expectations and 
the Effects of Monetary Policy." 

Physics, 3:30 p.m., 101 Osmond Lab. 
Robert Schrieffer on "Condensed Matter 
Physics: Concepts and Opportunities." 

Friday, September 22 

Econometrics, 3:30 p.m., 112 Kern Bldg. 
Ron Gallant on "Estimating Stochastic 
Differential Equations Efficiently by Mini- 
mum Chi-Square." 

Agronomy, 3:35 p.m., 101 ASI. Jerry Martin 
on "Pequea-Mill Creek Water Quality Pro- 
ject in Lancaster County." 

Aerospace Engineering, 3:35 p.m., 215 

HUB Browsing Gallery 

Monday, September 25 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geome- 
try, 3:30 p.m., 115 Osmond Lab. Thomas 
Strobl on "Classical and Quantum Gravity 
in 1+1 Dimensions." 

Tuesday, September 26 

Chemical Engineering, 10 a.m., Paul Robe- 
son Cultural Center Auditorium. John 
Patton on "Pulmonary Delivery of Pro- 
teins and Peptides." 

Biology, 4 p.m., 8 Mueller Lab. Robert 
Mitchell on "Role of Insulin During and 
After Exercise." 

Geosciences, 4 p.m., 26 Hosier Bldg. Ray 
Najjar on The Annual Cycle of Oxygen in 
the World's Ocean." 

Graduate Program in Nutrition. 4 p.m.. S-209 
Henderson Bldg. South. Francisco Jose 
Rosales on "Inflammation-Induced Hy- 

Wednesday, September 27 

■ Gerontology Center, noon, 101 H&HD 
East. Steve Foreman on "Mental Health 
Use Among Elderly Chinese." 

Accounting Research, 3:30 p.m., 333 Beam 

BAB. David Guenther on "Earnings Man- 
agement, Tax Planning and Book-Tax 

History, 4 p.m., 102 Weaver Bldg. Henrika 
Kuklick on "Races and Places." 

Friday, September 29 

Agronomy, 3:35 p.m., 101 ASI. Eglde Nizey- 
imana on "Characteristics of Soils with 
Variable Charge." 


Thursday, September 21 

"It's In the Cards!" Contract Bridge Work- 
shop, 28 attendees. Penn Stale Scanti- 
con. Through Sept, 24. 

Sunday, September 24 i 

Sinlering 1995. 200 atlendees, Penn State 
Scanitcon. Through Sept. 27. 

Monday, September 25 

Environmenlal Problems and Remediation, 
12 attendees, Penn State Scanticon. 
Through Sept, 27. 

Wednesday, September 27 

New Financial Instruments: Horizons for 
Risk, 60 attendees, Penn State Scanti- 
con. Through Sept. 29. 

Friday, September 29 

PA Ceramics, 40 attendees. Penn State 
Scanticon. Through Sept. 30. 



"Morning Edition," Mon.-Fri., 6-9 a.m. 
"Performance Today," Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. 
"All Things Considered," Mon.-Fri., 5-7 p.m.; 

Sat.-Sun, 5-6 p,m. 
"Weekend Edition," Sat. & Sun., 8-10 a.m. 
"Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Mon.-Fri., 4-5 

"Odyssey Through Literature with S. Leonard 

Rubenstein," Weds., 7 p.m. 
"Car Talk," Fri., 7 p.m. and Sun., 6 p.m. 
"Living On Earth," Mon., 7 p.m. 
"Piano Jazz with Marion McPartland," Mon., 

8 p.m. 
"Thistle & Shamrock," Sun., 4 p.m. 


HUB Browsing Gallery: 

Oil paintings by Joanne Landis, through Oct. 
22. Paintings consist of abstract impres- 
sionism tull of round female forms in viva- 

HUB Formal Gallery: 

Paintings by Frank Diaz Escalet, through 
Oct. 21. Paintings reflect lifetime experi- 

HUB Reading Room: 

■ "Israel: Archaeology from the Air," 25 
placarded aerial photographs of major Is- 
raeli sites, in honor of Jerusalem's 3,000- 
year anniversary, through Oct. 5. 

Kern Exhibition Area: 

Wooden birdhouses by Vicki Sellers, through 

Oct. 24. 
Palmer Museum: 
"Psalms." non-obiective paintings by West 

Coast painter John McDonough. through 

Oct. 1 . 

■ "Sleeping Beauties: African Headrests 
from the Jerome L. Joss Collection at 
UCLA," through Dec. 3. 

"Photographs from Ihe Permanent Collec- 
tion." 20 photographs from Ihe Palmer Art 
Collection, through Jan. 14. 1996. 

Zoller Gallery: 

Terrestrial Bodies," through Nov. 5. 

I Reflects an international perspective 

September 21 - October 1 

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° September 21, 1995 

Events planned around exhibit of AIDS quilt 

The upcoming NAMES Project AIDS 
Memorial Quilt exhibit on Sept. 22, 
23 and 24, in the South Gym of 
Recreation Building on the Univer- 
sity Park Campus, brings with it a 
series of special events and educa- 
tional programs that are free to the 

Educational Presentations 

■ Penn State Virginia Wolf Eng- 
lish class, today, (students only) 

■ A "Quiltmobile" is available 
for presentations throughout the 
community in September. For infor- 
mation, phone Lynn Schlow, (814) 
237-3 1 62, or Evelyn Wald, (814) 234- 

Special Events 

■ Condomonium, a series of 
vignettes about HIV/ AIDS and 
safer-sex issues, performed by the 
University Park Ensemble. Friday, 
Sept. 22, noon, outside of the Palmer 
Museum of Art. Two other perfor- 
mances are scheduled for the Col- 
lege of Agricultural Sciences fresh- 
men seminar on Nov. 8 and 9. 

■ Portions of the award-win- 
ning documentary "Confronting 
AIDS in Rural America" will be 
shown continuously in Kern Build- 
ing on Sept. 22. 

■ "In Our Yard," a photography 
exhibit featuring people living with 
HIV/AIDS. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 
through Sunday, Dec. 10, in the 
HUB'S Art Alley. 

■ Colloquy speaker series pre- 
sents Olympic diving champion 
Greg Louganis. Friday, Oct. 6, 7 

p.m., Eisenhower Audit 

1995 Exhibit Poster 

This year's quilt exhibit poster was 
designed by Jennifer Grochowalski 
and Todd Pope, senior graphic 
design majors. In creating their 
design, the artists sought to "spark 
interest and awareness of the arrival 
of the quilt by creating a poster pro- 
moting the positive and humanistic 
aspects behind the project." Posters 

sited Recreation Building on Ihe University 

Photo: Dave Shell/ 

are available for a donation of $7 or 
more in State College at Svoboda's 
Books, Tinderbox Gifts, Tower of 
Glass or call (814) 865-5375. 

The NAMES Project AIDS 
Memorial Quilt is a powerful tribute 
to the people who lived, who were 
loved and who died of AIDS. 

Exhibit hours are: Friday, Sept. 
22, and Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 
8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 
p.m. Opening ceremonies will be 
held at 10 a.m. Friday; closing cere- 
monies will be held at 5 p.m. Sun- 

Book Shelf 

A new book co-authored by N. K. 
Bose presents a comprehensive study 
of neural networks, including a uni- 
fied analysis of existing literature, for 
upper level university studies and for 
use by professionals who wish to 
leam neural network fundamentals. 

Neural Network Fundamentals with 
Graphs, Algorithms and Applications, 
by Dr. Bose and P. Liang, has been 
published by McGraw-Hill Inc. The 
book is part of the "Series in Electri- 
cal and Computer Engineering." 

Dr. Bose is the HRB-Systems Pro- 
fessor of electrical engineering and 
director of Penn State's Spatial and 
Temporal Signal Processing Center. 
Dr. Liang is an associate professor of 
electrical engineering at the Univer- 
sity of California, Riverside. 

The book is unique in its use of 
graph theory for topological classifi- 
cation of various neural network 
structures. The authors present the 
fundamentals of neural network the- 
ory for diverse applications, guiding 

the reader from neuroscience funda- 
mentals, graph theory and algo- 
rithms, to a detailed analysis of per- 
ceptron and Ims theory-based neural 
networks, multilayer feed forward 
networks, computational learning 
theory, variable-structure neural net- 
works, recurrent neural networks, 
self-organizing and competitive 
learning neural networks. The culmi- 
nating chapter covers selected appli- 
cations of neural networks. 

The authors have adapted the 
MATLAB Neural Network Toolbox 
to solve neural network design prob- 
lems and reinforce theoretical con- 
cepts. As a teaching and learning aid, 
they offer numerous examples and 
end-of-chapter problems to illustrate 
procedures and concepts. 

Ganapati P. Patil, Distinguished Pro- 
fessor of mathematical statistics and 
director of the Center for Statistical 
Ecology and Environmental Statis- 
tics, and C. R. Rao, holder of the 

Eberly Family Chair in statistics and 
director of the Center for Multivari- 
ate Analysis, are co-editors of a new 
volume titled Environmental Statistics 
in the series "Handbook of Statis- 

The volume, the 12th in the series, 
discusses the current state of the art 
in diverse areas of environmental sta- 
tistics, and provides examples, new 
perspectives and problems for future 
research, training, policy and regula- 

The book is designed for use by 
researchers, teachers, consultants and 
graduate students in statistics, statis- 
tical ecology and quantitative envi- 
ntal statistics. 

Roland Barksdale-Hall, head librar- 
ian at the Penn State Shenango Cam- 
pus and director of the program 
"People in Search of Opportunity: 
The African- American Experience in 
Mercer County," recently published 
a book on the project. 

People in Search of Opportunity: The 
African-American Experience in Mercer 
County, took a total of nine years to 
research and compile. It contains 
facts and real-life accounts of African 
Americans in Mercer County, as well 
as numerous photographs. The pro- 
ceeds from the 55-page book will 
benefit an exhibit to be assembled 
this winter. 

New Course Offerings 

There are many new continuous 
quality improvement courses being 
offered this semester. For example 
on Oct. 19, the first session in a 
three- part brown bag series on 
"Leading in a'Quality Culture" will 
feature Betty Roberts, assistant vice 
president for Business Services. 
Other presenters in this series are 
John Romano, vice provost for 
enrollment management and 
administration, on Oct. 26; and 
James Ryan, vice president and 
dean for Continuing and Distance 
Education, on Nov. 2, 

On Oct. 31, in the course "CQI: 
What Difference Does It Make?" a 
panel will provide information 
about tangible gains in services that 
have been achieved as a result of 
CQI teams. 

Panelists are William Fams- 
worth, assistant director, Division 
of Undergraduate Studies; Patricia 
Irwin, nurse manager, University 
Health Services, and Steve Kreiser, 
industrial engineer, Office of 
Human Resources. The panel will 
be moderated by Louise Sandmey- 
er, executive director of the CQI 

"Process Benchmarking: 
Series of Case Studies," which will 
be scheduled at clients' cor 
nience, will introduce two different 
case studies that emphasize 
underlying concepts and potential 
applications of process benchmark- 

Many offices collect data but a 
not sure how to apply it. A series 
courses will teach people how to 
use available information, deter- 
mine what other kinds of data are 
needed and collect only what will 
actually be needed. 

The first in this series is "Data 
Basics and Tools Overview," 
offered on Sept. 25 and Oct. 31. 
Others courses include: "Dynamic 
Brainstorming for Identifying 
Issues and Data;" "Identifying Root 
Causes;" "Measuring Improve- 
ments, I & II;" "Process Definition 
and Mapping," and "What to 
Improve." These courses 
taught by Barbara Sherlock, 
human resources/CQI specialist. 

If you would like to register for 
any of the above courses, which are 
free to University faculty and staff, 
call the Human Resource Develop- 
ment Center at (814) 865-8216. 

Inaugural State-of-the-University Address • Graham B. Spanier 

Governor Ridge, Chairman Schreyer, 
members of ihe Board of Trustees, 

faculty colleagues, alumni, students, and 
friends gathered throughout the Common- 
wealth, thank you for joining me in person 
or electronically for my inaugural state-of- 
the-University address. It will be my custom 
to communicate with you openly and often, 
and 1 am pleased to be able to begin this 
tradition so early in my tenure as President, 
especially in the presence of our governor 
and members of our governing board. Their 
support will be critical to our success in the 
years ahead, and 1 am grateful for their 
involvement here today. It is a deeply mov- 
ing experience to be welcomed back to Penn 
Slate so warmly, and 1 thank you all most 
sincerely for the honor you have bestowed 
on me in appointing me to this position. 

I consider the Penn State presidency to be 
the single most attractive leadership position 
in American higher education, even while 
some of you have gently suggested to me 
that it will surely be one of the most 
challenging. 1 am a person optimistic by 
nature, and what 1 see is the great opportu- 
nity to build upon the mission, the founda- 
tion, the traditions, and the success of 140 
years of institutional accomplishment that 
have made Penn State one of the nation's 
leading universities. 


There is much that 1 wish to say to you 
today, some of which 1 have shared before. 
Before I turn to my thoughts about the 
future of The Pennsylvania State University. 
permit me, please, a moment of personal 

In 1936, with a few deutsche marks sewn 
into his collar secretly by his mother, but 
with no other possessions, a 15-year-old 
German boy named Fntz managed to escape 
the oppression of Nazi Germany, and found 
his way to South Africa. 

Fritz was never to see most of his family 
again- Twenty of his close relatives died in 
the death camps. Fritz learned English, 
became a citizen of South Africa, fought for 
that country during the war, and in 1947 
married a woman from Johannesburg A 

year and a half later, a son was bom in 
Capetown. In that year, 1948, apartheid 

became the official policy of South Afnca, 
and Fritz became disturbed by the parallels 
between what he left behind in Germany and 
what now surrounded him in South Africa. 
So in 1949. Fniz came to the United Stales 
by himself, settled in Chicago, saved a few 
dollars from his job 
loading and unK'.uling 
trucks in a warehouse 

later persuaded his 

with ihe 

infant child. 

Fritz Otto Spanier, my father, known in 
America as Fred, died at 64, an unhappy 
man after years of ill health, never experi- 
encing the prosperity that other immigrants 
found. For most of his adult life he was a 
working-class man with upper-middle-class 
aspirations. He valued learning, but never 
knew formal education. He allowed people 
to believe he had a college degree because he 
was too embarrassed to admit he did not 

Yet something almost inexplicable happened 
during this man's life that would have lasting 
impact on his family. Despite the fact that 
neither he nor anyone else in his family had 
ever set fool on a college campus, he and his 
wife managed to instill in their children a 
healthy respect for education. Their three 
children now have among them seven uni- 
versity degrees. 

This story is not as unusual as it might seem, 
since 1 am certain many of you, like me, are 
the first in your families to attend college 
Many of our students, too, carry with them 
the hopes of the future for their entire fami- 
ly constellations. 

could 3llow a poor immigrant who grew up 
on the south side of Chicago 10 become the 
President of Penn State. 

Other values are relevant as well. 1 hope that 
each and every decision made in my admin- 
istration will be weighed against one criteri- 
on, namely, what is in the best interests of 
this University, the 
people of the Com- 
moinwalih, and the 
broader community of 

1 tell you all of this 
thing about my values. The university expe- 
rience means far more to me than turning 
students into alumni or turning ideas into 
publications. For me, education is society's 
mechanism for turning despair into hope, for 
raising the social consciousness of the com- 
munity, for altering the course of families, 
for turning poverty into wealth, and for 
improving the quality of life. Only education 

il ijjh higher educa- 
tion. Leaders whom I 
admin govern with a 
vision, set principle 
ahead of politics, put people first, and 
understand the value of compassion. They 
welcome the opportunity to explain their 
decisions, communicate with those they 
serve, and are willing to take a stand. They 
are risk-takers, but take only prudent risks. 
They are always prepared to cooperate but 
do not avoid intellectual or philosophical 

My goaljor tliis University 

is to be the top institution 

n the United States in the integratioi 

oj teaching, research and service 

And finally, as 1 reflect on the person 1 am 
today, and the influence my parents had 
in the formation of that person, I see educa- 
tion as one of the two overriding concepts 
that provide the foundation for my value sys- 
tem. The other is the value of social equali- 
ty, an abhorrence of discrimination, and a 
desire for understanding across cultures. 1 
was bom to circumstances where freedom, 
social equality, and pluralism were consid- 
ered corrupt concepts. 1 see them as virtues. 
This is why, under my watch, I am hopeful 
that the University will work toward greater 
tolerance and understanding of all peoples. 


Penn State in the modem era has been 
through a season of change, and 1 anticipate 
more of it. Frankly. I don't relish my epitaph 
reading "Graham B. Spanier: He Didn't 
Change a Thing." Yet at the same time. I con- 
fess that 1 am someone strongly attracted to 

tradition Soon after my appointment, 1 
began ihe enriching experience of reading 
Penn Slate's history, finding that during my 
lirst nine years here, 1 had only scratched the 
surface in understanding our heritage. 

If you see me in the local movie theatre, 

you'll notice that 1 am as sentimental as they 
come. I have always felt that the presidency 
requires a delicate walk between respect for 
ihe university's traditions and the courage to 
change some of llicin Perhaps you've heard 
ihe expression "You can'i he charged with an 
error if you don't touch the ball." In higher 
education today, too many leaders have 
become fearful of touching the ball. 1 can 
assure you I will be in the infield 

1 have spent the last several months reading 
thousands of pages of material and talking 
with dozens of you to begin sorting out an 
agenda for the next season of change. Such 
change is inevitable here. Robert Kennedy 
said. "Progress is a nice word. But change is 
its motivator and change has enemies" 
Henry Ford said, '-Don't find fault. Find a 
remedy." And Coach John Wooden said. 
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere 
with what you can." 

Yet. 1 am reminded ol the retired lawyer who 
once said: "When I was young 1 lost some 
cases that 1 should have won, and when I 
was old I won some cases I should have lost. 
So, on the average, justice was done," A 
university presidency is a bit like that. You 
get some credit that in all fairness belongs to 
others, and you catch a whale of grief that 
belongs elsewhere. 1 believe firmly that our 
plans for the future cannot be — and should 


e pcrM'ii ■- 

I will, therefore. 

be asking for your help Although 1 believe 
strongly in a model of vigorous leadership 
provided by the President, I also believe 
strongly in shared governance. 

1 remember a story about a man who suf- 
fered a severe financial setback. He became 
destitute, and in utter despair he turned to 
God. "Please, God." he prayed, "you've got to 
help me. Please let me win the lottery " And 
there was no answer No response The next 
day was no better. And he prayed again, 
"Please God, the only way I'll get back on my 
feet is if 1 win the lottery." This went on for 

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,u September 21, 1995 

a few days The man thought that God was- 
n't hearing him With his final breath of 
hope, he turned to God one last lime and 
said, "I beg of you, lei me win the lottery. " 
After 3 moment of silence a voice came back 
to him saying, "Give me a break At leasi buy 
a ticket." There is no doubt whatsoever in 
my mind that there can be a mutually 
supportive approach to leading this Univer- 
sity in the yens ahead: I'm selling tickets to 
all of you. 

Universities are built brick by bnck, profes- 
sor by professor, idea by idea, student by 
student, and graduate by graduate Univer- 
sities evolve slowly Unlike many other 
institutions in our society where rapid 
expansion and compression are more com- 
mon and more easily tolerated, in univer- 
sities contraction, and even expansion, are 
often traumatic Working together, we can 

will increase ihc quality of an already great 
institution, initiatives thai will prepare our 
students and other constituents for their 
future as citizens, workers, and family mem- 
bers. Working together, we can help our fac- 
ulty address the great scholarly challenges 
ahead in the advancement o( their di>u pi inl- 
and their service to society. 

Penn States Mission 

Lei us turn now lo Penn Slate's mission. 1 
can't tell you how many times I have already 
been asked to choose sides Do I favor teach- 
ing or research? Would I put teaching first, 
or research and creative activity, or service 
and outreach? 

1 don't intend to ever choose sides, and I'll 
explain why This University was founded 
around all three missions, and our national 
stature is due largely to our ability to excel in 
all three domains Of course, undergraduate 
instruction is the foundation of this and most 
other great universities, and we will contin- 
ue to focus the plurality of our energies in 
that direction 

President Atherton, in his inaugural address 
in 1882, spoke eloquently about the Univer- 
sity's role in the education of what then was 

a class of men As a result of a Penn State 
education, he said, a student: 

"... should look upon himself not merely as a 
winner oj bread, but as a moral force in the 

woild, with noble poweis winch he num neh'fv 
employ, with high duties which he must fulfill, 
and with the possibilities of a grand destiny 
which he must labor to achieve. It is the business 
of a sound edm afion In teai h him the nature oj 
these powei-., these dtiin s ciinJ fluff destiny, but 
having done that, it must leave the num to fol- 
low the voue o/ ijii iTili^h/rrit'iJuwsLii-ncc. with- 
in that oinei ^amtuaiy, no teacher, no external 
(iidhoiilv whatsoever may venture to intrude" 

Mill seeking these ends, but now for a more 
diverse student body. Penn State is indeed 
one of the nation's great undergraduate insti- 
tutions. But it is so much more. 

My goal for this University is to be the top 
institution in the United Slates in the inte- 
gration of teaching, research, and service. 
We are currently one of the leading institu- 
tions in each of these ihxee broad areas, 
viewed separately. It is not so much my goal 
that we be number one in any one of these 
three domains individually — although that ts 
surely a worthy pursuit — but 1 do believe 
we can and should be identified as the lead- 
ing model of how a land-grant university 
simultaneously provides excellence in 
undergraduate education; graduate educa- 
tion, research, scholarship, and creative 
activity; technology transfer and promotion 
of economic development; continuing and 
distance education, cooperative extension; 
public and professional service, the promo- 
tion of health and human development, and 
the cultural advance- 
ment of our society. 

To achieve this end, of 

exceptionally strong 
programs in each 
domain individually 
But one or our greatest 
assets should be our faculty's ability to 
achieve the appropriate balance, individual- 
ly and collectively, at the confluence of our 
missions. I am proud to say that we current- 
ly have such strength. My goal is to foster 
this balance in what some would describe as 
the world's most comprehensive 

of higher education. This, to me, is a most 
worthy goal. So let us not choose to energize 
only one pan of Penn State's anatomy, the 
entire body must be nourished. 

Integraied with our teaching mission, Penn 
State research offers compelling opportuni- 
ties not only lor family .in J students, but for 
the public we serve. And the Penn State 
Research Park is an excellent example of the 
University's tradition of outreach through 

PennState's national and international lead- 
ership in research is solidly established, with 
total research expenditures projected to 
exceed $340 million for 1994-95, a record 
high. These standings reflect substantial 
growth in the last decade, ranking us among 
the leaders in the United States. 

should serve us well in the 
much-altered federal funding environment 
that we anticipate. I am confident that Penn 
State faculty will continue to attract strong 
external support I will enthusiastically pro- 
mote this activity 1 will also support contin- 
uation of graduate education initiatives. 
these efforts not only contribute to our 
research capacity, they fullill an important 
component of our leaching responsibility 

Our outreach mission is exceedingly well 
expressed at Penn Slate. From the historic 
contributions of the Cooperative Extension 
Service, Continuing Education, and public 
hnudc.isUiig to the lorward-looking possi- 
bilities that technology affords, Penn State 
has never been shy 
about bnnging pro- 
grams and services to 
the public. We must 
be bolder still in 
making our resources 
broadly available to 
promote and support 
higher learningthr- 
oughout society. Penn Stale's reach must 
include increasing numbers of Pennsylvan- 
ia's nontraditional students who mix educa- 
tion and work. We must reach the market- 
place through technology transfer And we 
must embrace communities, their aspira- 
tions, and their problems. 

The Commonwealth F.dix.iuuiial System is a 
great asset to Pennsylvania for meeting such 
needs, and the importance of ihis statewide 
presence cannot be overestimated. Penn 
State Erie, Penn State Harrisburg, and the 
Pennsylvania College of Technology in 
Willi. niispon are also important components 
of our broad educational program. 

Mine will be an open administration. 

This University will progress 

more rapidly if we transcend the 

"we" and "they" thinking that 

And The Milton S Hcrshey Medical Center 
has become one of the leading models 
nationally of an exceptional academic health 
science center bringing together teaching, 
research, patient care, and community ser- 
vice. We are experiencing dramatic changes 
in the landscape of American health delivery, 
and we will see continued adaptation in our 
College of Medicine and University Hospi- 
tals. Fortunately, through outstanding lead- 
ership and vision in Hershey, we have stayed 
ahead of the curve in medical education, 
•-icilities planning adaptation to an environ- 
ment of increased managed care, communi- 
ty collaboration, and hospital management 
1 am tremendously proud of what has hap- 
pened at the Medical Center, 

Our University-wide educational outreach 
activities are an integral pan of our mission. 
The more closely they are integrated with 
our resident instruction and research, the 
more effective they will be The establish- 
ment of America's land-grant universities, 
with their tripartite mission of teaching, 
research, and service, is surely the single 
most imponant development in the history 
of higher education. The Morrill Land Grant 
Act, the Hatch Act, which established the . 
Agricultural Expcnment Stations, and the 
Smith-Lever Aci. which established the 
Cooperative Extension Services, created a 
class of universities that is the envy of high- 
er learning worldwide Among these land- 
grant institutions, Penn State is by nearly 
every measure one of the best. It is my goal 
for us to be the best. 

September 21, 1995 


A university of this size, scope, and com- 
plexity requires excellent communication. U 
will be a high priority of mine to communi- 
cate as frequently as possible with you 
through public appearances, Faculty Senate 
meetings, the Intercom, and other means 
Mine will be an open administration This 
University will progress more rapidly if we 
transcend the "we" and "they" thinking that 
sometimes occurs. If I ever must disagree 
with someone, I will have a good reason why 
and will tell you what that reason is. I will 
meet often with the leadership of the Uni- 
versity Faculty Senate. I will offer a report at 
each senate meeting I am able to attend, and 
will always stand for questions. 

I have established an electronic mail address 
that will allow any member of ihe University 
community to contact me directly. I believe 
very strongly in delegation of authority and 
responsibility, and have always done every- 
ihing within my means to empower em- 
ployees and administrator*, to handle mailers 
at the departmental and college levels. So I 
hope you will deal with the appropriate 
departmental, college, or University official 
on administrative, personnel, or other busi- 
ness matters. But if you want to talk to me 
directly, by all means send me a message. 
I promise to respond so long as you don't 
collectively overwhelm me:gspanier@psu. 
edu is my address. 

Building Public 
Confidence and 

What, then, do I see as my most immediate 
challenges? Near the top of the list would be 
the need to enhance the confidence of the 
people of the state and our elected officials 
in Penn Stale. 1 intend to travel to commu- 
nities across the state throughout this first 
year, not only to meet our extensive Univer- 
sity family, but to greet community leaders, 
alumni, agricultural and industrial leaders, 
members of the media, prospective students 
and their parents, elected officials, and 

to know Penn State 
considerable contributions to Pennsylvani; 
I also want to hear what they think about ui 
what we can do to help them, and how w 
can serve them better. 1 want to look care 
fully at the messages the 
University communicates 
to the public and how 
those messages are being 
received. We want to be 
sure that w 


One of my highest priorities this \ 

■ will 

; the r 

icaung as effectively ; 

The need for increased 
public support for Penn 
State has been a thorn in 
the side of this University for many years. 
Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom among 
the fifty states in appropriations to public 
institutions of higher education per full- 
time-equivalent student. The last time the 
Commonwealth ranked better than the bot- 
tom ten states was in 1982. 1 do not need to 
tell you the impact this situation has had on 
Penn State. 

I will work hard to improve state appropri- 
ations, carrying a message of necessity and 
opportunity for the people of Pennsylvania 
to invest in their future by investing in Penn 
State. The return on these dollars in terms of 
economic development, the next generation 
of leadership, and the cultural life of the 
Commonwealth cannot be surpassed. Penn 
State has not yet approached the limits of its 
contributions on any of these fronts, but to 
do so will require a greater investment of 
public funds. 

At the same time, we will want to take a 
top-to-bottom look at how well we are 
managing the funds we currently receive. 
I expect members of this administration to 
be good stewards of the precious funds that 
are entrusted to us. In seeking increased 
public and private support for Penn State, I 
will want to say with conviction that we are 
operating as efficiently and responsibly as 
possible. I expect to continue our strategic 
planning programs and efforts at Continu- 
ous Quality Improvement, and we will look 
I hi- <>p|H hi unities to further trim administra- 
tive overhead I solicit your suggestions. 

the Commonwealth Educa- 
tional System. Dozens of 
you have written to me 
already with your thoughts 
This marvelous system has 
contributed substantially to 
the unique success of Penn 
State dunng the past thirty 
years. Yet, the concepts on 
which the systems based 
need to be reviewed, and 
perhaps redefined, in light 
of several considerations: the stale's current 
demographics; emerging educational needs; 
Penn Stale's relationships with community 
colleges, the state universities, and other 
colleges and universities in the region; 
financial support available from the legisla- 
ture and through tuition; the role of infor- 
mation technology in distance education; 
and the growing need for continuing edu- 
cation and extended graduate and profes- 
sional education. 

It is possible that our assessment will he ihai 
only modest change is appropriate. On the 
other hand, we might discover that the 
mission of selected campuses should be 
altered; that some campuses should offer a 
different cadre of educational programs, that 
some structural changes are warranted in 
how certain Commonwealth Campuses 
relate to each other or to University Park 
Campus; that Penn State should forge new 
pannerships with other institutions, or thai 
certain faculty roles and responsibilities 
should be redefined 

This is a time for orderly discussion and 
reflection No dramatic changes are immi- 
nent. The only thing that is imminent is an 
open discussion, which Provost Brighton, 
Senior Vice President Dunham, and I will 
seek to structure so that informed judgments 
can be made about what is in the best inter- 
ests of Pennsylvania. 1 know many of you 
await such conversation and review, and I 
pledge to bring Penn Stale's best analytical 
abilities to bear on this important discussion. 


Penn Slate, as with other public universities, 
has only two principal sources of revenue lo 
support its instructional mission— legislative 
appropriations and tuition. Currently, only 
17 percent of our total budget is derived 
from state appropriations. We are, of course, 
grateful for the state's contribution lo our 
educational programs, without them we 
couldn't exist. But at the same time we have 
found increasingly that ihe margin of excel- 
lence necessary to operaic competitively 
with our colleague institutions in the Big 
Ten, the prestigious Association of American 
Universities, and other lop universities 
requires us to draw on the generosily of 
alumni and friends. 

/( is quite simply mandatory 

that in this complex society 

we educate our students so that 

they are capable not only of 

holding a job, but also of holding 

a rational conversation, of 

writing coherent letters and 

of debating simultaneously with 

insight, vigor and respect. 

We will continue to build on 

our heritage, changing and adapting 

the educational mission as 

needed to fit the times. 

I am therefore committed to an ambitious 
program of fund raising during the course 
of my tenure 31 Penn Stale. We will contin- 
ue our planning this year for a sustained 
capital campaign. In the meantime, we have 
launched a search for our next vice prcsideni 
for development and alumni relations. I will 
soon meei with our National Development 
Council, and I will be working closely with 
the deans and other senior administrators on 
an ambitious plan for private support for 
Penn State. 


I ri lorn iat ion leehuoln^ h,t> become absolute- 
ly vital to today's most distinguished learn- 
ing instil in ions |i i- especLilly iinponant to 
Penn Stale because of our complex needs for 
communication, the advanced nature of our 
research, the aspirations we have for the 

1*\ Intercom 
* September 21, 1995 

preparation of our graduates, and the out- 
reach mission and statewide network of our 
campuses The report of the Study Group on 
Information Infrastructure provides a sound 
framework for addressing our needs. 1 plan 
lo continue the implementation of the strat- 
egy recommended by the study group- Penn 
Stale must continue lo be on the leading 
edge of this curve, ihis will be a high pnon- 


Internationalization is another critical area 
we must emphasize Institutions such as 
Penn State find thai faculty leadership in 
instruction, research, and outreach extends 
well beyond national boundaries. Moreover, 
the future graduate or Penn State is increas- 
ingly likely to find employment in the inter- 
national economic market Whether our 
graduates arc interested in agribusiness 
architecture, environmental studies, journal- 
ism, or art, they will find themselves drawn 
over lime into an international milieu I will 
promote advancement in the arenas of study 
abroad, faculty exchanges and student 
exchanges, and the many areas of interna- 
tional cooperation that can open wider the 
doors of the international marketplace to 
Pennsylvania industry. 

Recruitment of 
Outstanding Students 

Last year Penn Slate processed more than 
45,000 applications for admission. We are 
consistently one of the top three American 
universities receiving applications from 
prospective students. We are doing some- 
thing right, and the public appreciates what 
we are doing But we can do more 

For example, we have been especially suc- 
cessful in the past few years all ratling appli- 
cations from the most academically gifted 
students. Yet financial considerations have 
permuted us to admit only a portion of the 
brightest students into our University Schol- 
ars Program It will be a priority of mine lo 
increase substantially our ability to accom- 
modate the needs and talents of these gifted 
students We have already begun discussions 

about an expansion of the University Schol- 
ars Program, and will consider possibilities 
such as an honors college. 


The world is inherently mullidisciplinary. 
yet academic institutions continue to be 
organized principally around individual 
disciplines. One of the greatest challen- 
ges racing higher education in the decade 
ahead will be how we organize ourselves 
around the growing interdisciplinarity of 

The outcome of our work is a 

great deal more than (caching job 

skills, although that is 

certainly part of it. 

It entails something deeper. 

If we are doing our jobs, 

then it entails opening our students' 

minds and hearts, fostering in 

them a greater understanding 

of our cultures and enticing them to 

examine, to evaluate and to adopt 

a world view that is more 

tolerant, more caring and 

more compassionate. 

Many of the greatest advances in science, 
engineering and medicine are occurring not 
within the mainstream of our disciplines, 
but at the boundaries of our disciplines. This 
is true not only where medicine meets 
mechanical engineenng, where chemistry 
meets physics, or where genetics meets hor- 
ticulture, but also where theatre arts meets 
music, where psychology 
meets sociology, or where 
history meets philosophy. 
ft will be important for 
Penn State to consider how 
we can preserve the great 
strength and foundation 
provided by our disciplines 
while at the same time 
encouraging our faculty to 
cross disciplinary bound- 
aries when needed. One timely example of 
such a challenge is the recent discussion of 
the life sciences at Penn State and a Division 
of Biological Sciences Such opportunities 
for multidisciplinary cooperation must be 


1 wish to say a word about the University 
climate Among my top priorities is "human- 
izing the University " Everyone at Penn State 
has a role to play in creating an open, sensi- 
tive, understanding, and responsive campus 
To me, people come first. 

The single most important key to opening 
the doors wider to all people is to create 
an environment in which everyone feels 
welcome We musi eliminate intolerance and 
harassment within what should be an 
enlightened community of faculty, staff, and 
students. I urge all members of the Univer- 
sity community to intensify efforts to pro- 
mote greater understanding and lo work 
toward the goal of civility and acceptance of 
increased cultural diversity and sensitivity. 


As we prepare for the next era at The 

Pennsylvania State University, 1 ask you to 
join me in positioning this University 
to approach these many challenges with 
renewed determination. This must be an 
institution that cares about the cultural, 
intellectual, and personal well-being of us 
students, faculty, staff and external con- 
stituencies; the relevance and quality ol us 
programs, and us responsibilities as a leader 
in higher education. Attaining this level of 
quality and achievement will help to attract 
and retain excellent faculty, recruit the 
brightest students and bring prospering 

industries to the state. 

Never has the task been 


higher learning to prepare 
hi i ore generations for tech- 

social change. We, the fac- 
ulty and staff of Penn State, 
carry that responsibility 
squarely on our shoulders. 

of this tremendous challenge 
last month, welcoming thousands of new 
students to the University Park Campus. It 
is a rather humbling expenence to encounter 
the collective potential represented by just 
one incoming class. Their enthusiasm is 

infectious and it becomes suddenly clear 
why we all have chosen to make our careers 
in academe. We are actively engaged ih 
preparing these students for tomorrow's 
world. How successful we are in that task is 
directly related to the success they will have. 

The outcome of our work is a great deal 
more than teaching job skills, although that 
is certainly part of it. It entails something 
deeper. If we are doing our jobs, then it 
entails opening our studenis' minds and 
hearts, fostering in them a greater under- 
standing of our cultures and enticing them 
to examine, to evaluate, and to adopt a world 
view that is more tolerant, more caring and 
more compassionate. 

It is quite simply mandator)' that in this 
complex society we educate our studenis so 
that Ihey are capable not only of holding a 
job. but also capable of holding a rational 
conversation, oT writing coherent letters, and 
of debating simultaneously with insight, 
vigor and respect. 

In helping to chart Penn Stale's course, 1 am 
ever mindful of the tremendous legacy left 
by my predecessors. All that 1 will be able to 
accomplish here will, without question, 
build on the past. We will continue to build- 
on our magnificent heritage, changing and 
adapting ihe educational mission as needed 

You have all been so gracious in welcoming 
my family and me back to Pennsylvania. I 
developed a deep affection for Penn State 
during my earlier tenure and I know that it 
will only grow Most important then, as 
now, are the people here I hope before long 
to meet each and every one of you. Help me 
out by introducing yourself to my family and 
me at the reception that follows. And if we 
don't connect then, grab me at a sports 
event, on the sidewalk, or in the grocery 
store Thank you again for your warm 

September 21, 1995 

Children get hands-on medical lab experience 


ight-, nine-, and 

ture white lab coats 
and rubber gloves as 
they prepare to exam- 
ine DNA, the building 
blocks of life. Twenty 
miles away, another 
group of youngsters 
prepares to dissect a 
pig's heart. 

No, these are not 
scenes from futuristic 
medical laboratories 
planet ruled by 
experiments local 
elementary school children have been able to con- 
duct in science centers set up by the College of Med- 
icine at The Hershey Medical Center. 

The program was one result of a $250,000, five- 
year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Insti- 
tute's Pre-College Science Education Initiative for 
Biomedical Research. The Medical Center was one of 
42 nationwide recipients. The effort here has been 
led by Keith Verner, associate professor of cellular 
and molecular physiology and director of public sci- 
ence and health education programs. 

"If we get students interested in science at an 
early age, they will realize that science and technol- 
ogy are associated with many areas of their lives," 
Dr. Verner said. 

Additional benefits of the program, according to 
Dr. Verner, are that the project gives physicians, sci- 
entists and others the opportunity to work with chil- 
dren at a young age — before gender 
issues or other factors discourage 
children from science studies. 

"We're trying to take the stereo- 
typic male role out of the sciences 
and show that boys and girls can be 
challenged by science and enjoy 
studying it," he said. 

Plus, by learning about health 
issues through hands-on activities 
like viewing a smoke-damaged 
lung, for instance, children will 
hopefully learn to make wise health 

But from the youngsters' points 
of view, it's just fun to roll up their 
sleeves and learn by doing. 

"When we dissected the pig's 
heart, we saw the four chambers of 
the heart. It was fun and kind of 
gross!" said Kosta Kouvelis, a sixth- 
grader at D. A. Marshall Elemen- 
tary School in Harrisburg, home of 
the newest science center. But he 
added, "It's better to leam this way, 
better than reading it in a book. We got to really see 

Richard Walk, another sixth-grader at Marshall, 
echoes his classmate's sentiments. 

"Seeing all those tubes connected to the heart 
was really cool," Richard said. 

Children in three different school districts have 
the opportunity to learn science first-hand. In addi- 
tion to the science center at Marshall, science centers 
have been established in the Lower Dauphin School 
District and the Deny Township School District. 
More than 6,000 elementary school-age children 
from kindergarten through sixth grade have access 
to these three science centers. 

The Howard Hughes grant paid for all the labo- 
ratory materials — from lab tables to stools, to test 
tubes and rubber gloves, beakers, flasks, charts and 
stethoscopes. Each science center also features a 

Jeanette Beers, a graduate student in cellular 
mentary School in Harrisburg to identify organ 

student at D.A. Marshall Elementary School in Harrisburg 

model skeleton and human torso with removable 

In addition to the DNA and heart presentations, 
medical center faculty and students have worked 
with the children as they learned about the brain, 
eye, lasers, plastic surgery, radiologic imaging, the 
respiratory system, sports medicine, combustion 
and nutrition. 

"The Hershey Medical Center has been working 
since 1993 to develop a plan to use the professional 
scientific expertise available "here for the benefit of 
school districts and to foster and support the educa- 
tional activities of school children in the communi- 
ty," Dr. C. McColIister Evarts, senior vice president 
for health affairs and dean of the College of Medi- 
cine, said. "The effort has been extremely successful. 

'These projects represent a major opportunity 
for The Hershey Medical Center to extend its com- 

D.A. Marshall Ele- 

mitment to education in the community in a collab- 
orative and beneficial manner." 

The medical center has lined up volunteers from 
both clinical and basic science departments to pro- 
vide one-day visits in the science centers to make pre- 
sentations, assist teachers and conduct experiments. 

In fact, Dr. Verner said, "there has been a tremen- 
dous response from Hershey Medical Center staff 
members. More than 300 physicians, medical stu- 
dents and 'graduate students have responded to the 
request for volunteers." 

But the medical center's role is just one piece of 
the whole effort that brought this project to fruition. 
This collaborative effort joined medical center staff 
members, elementary science teachers, school dis- 
trict administrators and community representatives 
to develop material that would fit into the students' 

The Howard Hughes funds will also be used for 
in-service training of teachers to use the science cen- 
ter. Plus, it pays older students to stay interested in 
the sciences. Over the summer, the medical center 
hires nine incoming seniors from the three partici- 
pating schools for summer laboratory jobs. In addi- 
tion to experimenting with lab work and earning a 
real salary, the students spend at least one day doing 
demonstrations, like the DNA experiment, for 
younger students. 

Having students teach students is a boon in Dr. 
Verner' s eyes. 

"The closer you can get to their age and still be 
doing science, the better," he said. "This is an oppor- 
tunity to provide a real close role model for the 
younger kids who look up to older kids. They can 
identify with a high school student who is teaching 
them science; they also identify very well with the 
medical and graduate students who go to work with 
them because they are young." 

The miniature scientists don't say much about 
role models or health choices, but they do say the 
science centers are "really cool!" 

— Emma A. Inman 

-| a Intercom 
,H September 21, 1995 


Schreyer to open Sept. 28 
financial symposium 

William A. Schreyer, chair emeritus 
of Merrill Lynch & Co., will kick off 
a Penn State symposium probing 
the horizons of financial risk man- 
agement on Sept. 28 and 29 at Uni- 
versity Park. 

Sponsored by The Smeal College 
of Business Administration's Center 
for Global Business Studies, the con- 
ference will focus on derivative 
investments and their impact on the 
business world. On hand to discuss 
these sometimes risky, but highly 
valuable, financial tools will be lead- 
ing representatives from the interna- 
tional business community, regula- 
tory agencies and the academic 

Coordinating the conference, 
which will feature interactive video 
downlinks to sites in New York City 
and Washington, D.C., is Fariborz 
Ghadar, director of the Center for 
Global Business Studies. 

Some of the topics to be 
explored bv speakers, panelists and 
participants include: 

■ The evolution of derivatives for 
hedging financial risks. 

■ Risks and benefits associated with 

■ The complex and changing world 
of risk management. 

■ Pricing and risk analysis of deriv- 

■ Institutional structure of deriva- 
tives markets. 

■ The future of global derivative 

Slated to speak along with Mr. 
Schreyer will be William McLucas, 

director of the Division of Enforce- 
ment, Securities and Exchange Com- 
mission; Michel Amsalem, manag- 
ing director of Indosuez Capital 
Latin America, Banc Indosuez; Jean 
Andre Elle, board member and 
head of audit committee, Hydro- 
Quebec; and James Kennedy, man- 
aging director o{ global risk man- 
agement, Merrill Lynch. 

Saeed Abtahi, head, Internation- 
al Advisory Group Inc.; Jamshid 
Ehsani, head of risk management of 
global derivatives, Citicorp Securi- 
ties, Global Derivatives; Robert 
Svensk, president. Exporters Insur- 
ance Co. Inc.; and Philip Wellons, 
deputy director. Program on Inter- 
national Financial Systems, Harvard 
Law School. 

J.D. Hammond, dean of The 
Smeal College and William Elliott 
Professor of insurance, will partici- 
pate, along with William A. 
Kracaw, chair and professor of 
finance. The Smeal College; and J. 
Randall Woolridge, professor of 
finance and Goldman Sachs and Co. 
and Frank P. Smeal University 
Endowed Fellow. 

The symposium will be held in 
the Penn State Scanticon Conference 
Center Hotel at University Park. 
Downlink sites will be at Merrill 
Lynch, World Financial Center, New 
York and George Washington Uni- 
versity, Washington, D.C. For more 
information, please contact Marilyn 
B. Engle, Center for Global Business 
Studies, at (814) 865-0544. 

"Michigan Copper Country" is topic of 
tonight's discussion at University Park 

Marc L. Wilson, head of the Section of Minerals at the Carnegie Museum of 
Natural History in Pittsburgh, will talk on "Michigan Copper Country" at 7:30 
tonight, in 301 Steidle Building on the University Park Campus. 

His talk, part of a regular monthly meeting of the Nittany Mineralogical 
Society, will describe the world-famous native copper deposits of Michigan's 
Upper Peninsula, first mined by Native Americans. Dr. Wilson is recognized 
as an expert on the Michigan coppers and is author of a special volume titled 
Michigan Copper Countni published by the Mineralogical Record magazine. 

The event is open to the public. 

Business lecture focuses on diversity 

"Valuing Diversity: Applications and Implications" will be presented from 
noon-1 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Eastgate Center, Penn State Harrisburg, as part of 
its continuing Current Issues in Business lecture series. 

Stephen Schappe, assistant professor of management at Penn State Har- 
risburg, will discuss the changing nature of today's workforce, shared char- 
acteristics of leading-edge organizations, creating a culture of diversity and 
how to develop skills for managing diversity. 

To register for the lecture, call the Eastgate Center at (717) 772-3590 

Policy research institute hosts lectures 

A four-lecture series this fall, hosted by the Institute for Policy Research and Eval- 
uation and the Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration, continues 
Oct. 10 and runs through Dec. 5. The lectures, open to the public, will all be held 
from 3-5 p.m. in 12 Sparks Building on the University Park Campus. The fourth 
lecture will be announced at later date. 
Following are the scheduled lectures: 

— Tuesday, Oct. 10 

"How Many People Died at Your Hospital Last Year? Information and Health 
Care Markets," presented by Dennis Shea, assistant professor of health policy and 
—Tuesday, Oct. 24 

"Faculty Work and Public Trust," presented by James Fairweather, associate pro- 
fessor of education. 

— Tuesday, Dec. 5 

"Economic Determinants of Abortion and Birth Rates," given by David Ribar, 
assistant professor of economics. 

For more information about any of the lectures, contact the IPRE at (814) 865- 

Jack Anderson gives first talk 
in Altoona speaker series 

The Penn State Altoona Campus is launching a new Distinguished Speaker Series this 
year, bringing four eminent personalities to campus. 

The series will open Thursday, Sept. 28 with a talk by Jack Anderson, interna- 
tionally syndicated columnist, radio commentator 
and Washington watcher. "The News Behind the 
Headlines" will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Steven A. 
H Adler Athletic Complex. 
.'iTi Mr. Anderson, whose "Merry Go Round" col- 

umn appears in more than 1,000 newspapers daily, 
is also heard daily on his national radio program, 
"Jack Anderson: Watch on Washington." He is the 
best-selling author of a number of books and it was 
from his column that the public first heard of the 
savings and loan scandal, the Iran/Contra arms-for- 
hostages deal and the danger of Saddam Hussein. 

In addition to his reporting activities, Mr. Ander- 
son works with the Young Astronaut Program — 
which he developed — and the Citizens Against 
Government Waste, a group he designed along with 
industrialist J. Peter Grace to excise waste from the 
national budget. 

Other events in the series include: 
■ "Failure is Not an Option," delivered by Gene 
Kranz, the director of mission control for Apollo 13, 
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Community Arts Center. 

■ "Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, the first elected Black governor in United States his- 
tory, will speak on "Social and Political Changes of the 1990s" at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, 
Jan. 14, in the Community Arts Center. The event is part of the campus' Martin Luther 
King Jr. celebration. 

■ Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, will complete 
the series on Wednesday, March 27, in the Adler Athletic Complex. The talk is sched- 
uled for 7:30 p.m. 

General admission to each event in the series is $5 for the public. Tickets are avail- 
able at the bookstore on campus and there is a limit of four rickets per person for the 

Lecture at Harrisburg focuses on state's 
migration patterns and economic status 

A lecture exploring the state's migration patterns and its relationship to e 

ic development will be presented at the Downtown Center, Penn State Harrisburg 

on Oct 11. 

From noon to 1:30 p.m., Gordon Dejong, Distinguished Professor of sociolo- 
gy and director of demographic programs at University Park, will discuss migra- 
tion and employment and the possible issues involved in a state migration strat- 
egy aimed at enhancing economic development . A question and answer period 
will follow. 

For more information about the lecture or to register, contact the Downtown 
Center at (717) 783-0433. 

Jack Anderson 

More Lectures 

September 21, 1995 

Two-day mining literature conference 
set for Sept. 28-29 at Fayette 

A two-day "Mining Literature and Lore" confer- 
ence, hosted by the Penn State Fayette Campus, is 
scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Sept 
29 in the J. Lewis Williams Building. 

The conference, sponsored by the Southwest- 
em Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commis- 
sion, the Michael Baker Corp. and the Fayette Cam- 
pus, will feature speakers who have preserved life 
in coal country through their writings and songs. 
The Sept. 28 session will open with Edward P. 
Campbell, a reporter for the Connellsvilk Daily 
Courier, who will discuss unrelieved tension in the 
coal mining industry. The son of a United Mm, 
Workers organizer, Mr Campbell is the author of 
Between Heaven and Hell. 

Paul J. Cech, an American history teacher at 
Bethlehem Center High School, will discuss his 
poetry and the poetry of Carl Sandburg which 
reflects the coal fields, followed by "The Dying 
Lore of Pit Sense: United States and British 
Notion," piesented by Beverly Sauer, an assistant 
professor of English and rhetoric at Carnegie Mel- 
lon University. 

Featured speakers on Thursday afternoon are: 
Barbara Angle, a West Virginia coal miner and 

author of Those Tlmt Mattered, and Judith Hen- 
dershol, an Ohio teacher and author of ft! Coal 

Among the featured speakers on Sept. 29 will 
be Albert N. Skomra, CEO at the Penn State 
Shenango Campus, Evelyn A. Hovanec, associate 
professor of English, and Dennis F. Brestensky, 
conference director and associate professor of 
English, who together wrote Patch/Work Voices: 
The Culture and Lore of a Mining People — which 
involved hundreds of interviews with veterans of 
the coal mining era. 

Dr. Skomra will discuss "D.H. Lawrence, 
'Odour of Chrysanthemums': Themes Related to 
Coal Mining; " James Dougherty, assistant pro- 
fessor of history at Indiana University of Pennsyl- 
vania, will talk about "The Struggle for an Amer- 
ican Way of Life: Oral Traditions of Pennsylvania 
Miners; Sonya Jason, author of Icon of Spring, will 
discuss the role of women in the coal culture; and 
Dr. Brestensky will close the conference with "A 
Sampling of Student and Professional Literary 
Portraits of Miners and Mining." 

For more information or to register, call Dr. 
Brestensky at (412) 43(M140. 

Prominent speakers participate in 
1995-96 Colloquy Speaker Series 

The 1995-96 Speaker Series sponsored by Collo- 
quy kicked off Sept. 19 and continues through 
March with visits by such notable figures as Carl 
Sagan, Helen Thomas and Marian Wright Edel- 
man. Events preceded by an asterisk require tick- 
ets for admittance. A maximum of two tickets will 
be distributed to those holding a Penn State ID. 
Tickets remaining after disbursement to students, 
faculty and staff will be made available to the 
public. Tickets will be released one month before 
the show. 

The schedule follows: 

■ *Oct. 6 , at 7 p.m., in Eisenhower Auditorium : 

Greg Louganis, the talented and celebrated 
diver, discusses his climb to the Olympic gold. 
His visit is co-sponsored by the Coalition of Les- 
bian, Gay and Bisexual Graduate Students. 

■ Oct. 11 (time and place to be announced): 

Greg Kawasaki, founding team member of 
Macintosh computers, will speak on how to effec- 
tively compete in today's business world. 

■ *Nov. 6, at 8 p.m., in Eisenhower Auditorium: 

Carl Sagan, scientist, scholar and Pulitzer 

Prize-winning author, will discuss intelligent life 
on earth. His visit is co-sponsored by the Eberly 
College of Science. 

■ 'Jan. 6, at 8 p.m., in Eisenhower Auditorium: 

James Lovell, commander of the first flight to 
the moon, will discuss his exploits. His visit is co- 
sponsored by the Eberly College of Science. 

■ 'Feb. 27, 8 p.m., in Eisenhower Auditorium: 

'The President and the Press." Top political 
journalists Helen Thomas, Jody Powell and 
Pierre Salinger will discuss the current political 
scene. The talk will be moderated by CNN Cross- 
fire's Juan Williams. This event is co-sponsored 
by the College of Communications. 

■ March 27 (time and place to be announced): 

Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Chil- 
dren's Defense Fund, will speak on coalition 
building as part of Penn State's first Unity Day. 
This event is co-sponsored by the Unity Day 

For more information on any of these events, 
contact Colloquy at (814) 865-9382. 

Teaching/learning is focus of DuBois offerings 

Aeain this fall, the Penn State n,,n™= r ,„„.,. monthly seminars showcasing innovative learn- 
ing techniques used by Penn State faculty. The 
second program, "Collaborative Learning in the 
Physics Classroom," will be presented by John 
Fair, assistant professor of physics, on Friday, Oct. 

_ i this fall, the Penn State DuBois Campu„ 
will offer a series of free seminars featuring effec- 
tive teaching/learning techniques. 

Mary Mino, assistant professor of speech 
communications, will present the first program at 
noon Friday, Sept. 22, in the Smeal Conference 
Room. She will discuss "Using Audiotapes to 
Enhance Student Success." 

Dr. Mino has been successful in using audio 
tapes to provide important background informa- 
tion to students, thus freeing class time for dis- 
cussion and active speaking situations . A ques- 
tion and answer session will follow the 

Dr. Mino's program is the first of three free 


The final program for this semester will be 
presented on Friday, Dec. 1 by Paul Fehrenbach, 
lecturer in music, who will discuss "Using Multi- 
media in the Arts." 

The public is invited to attend any or all of 
these seminars. More information is available by 
contacting the Academic Affairs Department at 

Candidates sought 
for honorary degree 

Members of the University community are encouraged to 
nominate potential candidates for ,,„ honorary degree from 
Penn State. 

Honorary degrees are awarded to those who are emi- 
nent scholars, performers, artists and practitioners in acade- 
mic fields, or individuals who have made particularly dis- 
tinguished contributions to society in areas such as public 
service, business or government. 

Under procedures approval by the Board of Trustees 
the followmg guidelines lor eligibility have been established- 

■ Sustained achievement and distinction of national or 
international significance in an activity consistent with the 
mission of the University is the principal criterion for an 
minnrary degree. 

■ The nomination of individuals whose achievements 
and distinction have not been similarly recognized by a 
number of other institutions is encouraged. 

■ Alumni of the University are eligible for the degree in 
addition to other awards which exist for the purpose of rec- 
ognizing alumni services and contributions to the Universi- 

■ Individuals serving as administrators, faculty or staff 
of the University are not eligible, nor are persons currently 
serving as members of the Board of Trustees, as officials of 
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its subordinate 
units, or members of the Legislature during their terms of 
office; nor are spouses or immediate family members of the 
foregoing people eligible. 

Nominations for honorary degrees should be made to 
tile Committee on Honorary Degrees, which will recom- 
mend up to four candidates to President Graham Spanier 
who will select the name or names to be forwarded for 
approval by the Board of Trustees. 

Last year, the board approved two honorary degree 
recipients:. Paul Berg, a Penn State graduate and Nobel 
Prize-winning biologist, received the honorary degree of 
doctor of science from the Eberlv College of Science; and 
Edward Osborne Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biolo- 
gist, educator and author, received the honorary degree of 
doctor of humane letters from the College of the Liberal Arts. 

John A. Dutton, dean of the College of Earth and Min- 
eral Sciences and chair of the Committee on Honorary 
Degrees, said the group is seeking candidates in four specific 

• science and engineering 

• social and behavioral sciences 

• arts and humanities 

• professional and public service 

Nominations should include the name, a short biogra- 
phy and a statement explaining why the nominee is worthy 
of the recognition. All nominations should be sent to 
Becky Young 201 Old Main, University Park Campus by 
Monday, Oct 2. 

Besides Dean Dutton, current members of the Commit- 
tee on Honorary Degrees are: Robert Joseph Bartholomew, 
CCSG representative; Bernard W. Bell, professor of English; 
Carolyn R. Dexter, professor of management and market- 
ing at Penn State Harrisburg; Gordon P. Gaimire, Evan 
Pugh Professor of astronomy and astrophysics; Carol 
Herrmann, senior vice president for administration; Kelly 
Lynn Holcombe, USG representative; Roberta Kevelson, 
distinguished professor of philosophy at the Penn State 
Berks Campus; 

Chris Paliani, GSA representative (temporary); Eva J. 
Pell, Steimer Professor of agricultural sciences; Catherine 
Shultz Rein, Alumni Association representative; David A. 
Shirley, senior vice president for research and graduate 
education; Elliot S. Vesell, Evan Pugh Professor and chair 
of phannacology at The Hershey Medical Center; and Susan 
Welch, dean of the College of the Liberal Arts. Staff support 
is provided by Ms. Young, administrative assistant to the 
vice provost, and Ginny Newman, special assistant to the' 
executive vice president and provost. 

1e Intercom 
September 21, 1995 

Alumni Fellows 

EMS to honor 
Alumni Fellow 
on Sept. 28 

Carl P. Giardini, executive vice president for 
Worldwide Exploration and Production for 
Marathon Oil Co., will visit University Park on 
Sept. 28-29 to be honored as a 1995 Alumni Fel- 
low and meet with students and faculty mem- 
bers in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. 

The Alumni Fellow Award, sponsored by the 
Alumni Association and administered in cooper- 
ation with the colleges, is the most prestigious of 
the association's awards. The Board of Trustees 
lias designated the title of Alumni Fellow as per- 
manent and lifelong. 

Mr. Giardini graduated from Penn State in 
1957 with a B.S. degree in petroleum and natur- 
al gas engineering, and has been with Marathon 
Oil throughout an eventful and distinguished 

After initial assignments as a petroleum engi- 
neer in the Midwest, he served as reservoir engi- 
neering supervisor in Alaska, then as engineer- 
ing manager for Marathon's western U.S. 

In 1977, he was appointed manager of engi- 
neering for Marathon International Oil Co. and 
moved to the United Kingdom, where as man- 
ager of the Brae Fields he became a key leader in 
the development of Marathon's oil interests in 
the North Sea. 

He was named president of Marathon Oil 
U.K. Ltd. in 1985. 

He returned to the U.S. in the late 1980s to 
hold a number of senior executive positions at 
Marathon's Houston headquarters, assuming his 
current position as executive vice president in 
1991. Mr. Giardini also serves as a director of 
Marathon Oil Co., member of the Corporate Pol- 
icy Committee of USX Corp., and director of the 
American Petroleum Institute. 

Throughout his career, he has maintained 
strong ties with the College of Earth and Miner- 
al Sciences. He and his wife, Mary Ann, are 
members of the college's major support group, 
the Obelisk Society, and established a graduate 
fellowship in petroleum and natural gas engi- 
neering in 1989. 

College of Agricultural Sciences 
names two as Alumni Fellows 

Two distinguished graduates of the College of Agri- 
cultural Sciences will visit University Park as Alumni 
Fellows on Oct. 30-31. 

Essex Finney Jr., a recently retired associate admin- 
istrator of the USDA Agricultural Research Service 
(ARS), received his 
M.S. in agricultural 
engineering from Perm 
State in 1961. 

Shirley Malcom, 
head of the Directorate 
for Education and 
Human Resources Pro- 
grams for the Ameri- 
can Association for the 
Advancement of Sci- 
ence (AAAS), received 
her Ph.D in ecology 
from Perm State in 

Dr. Finney, who 
earned his Ph.D from Essex Finney j r . 
Michigan State Univer- 
sity in agricultural 

engineering in 1963, served for two years in the Army 
before joining the USDA as a research agricultural engi- 
neer. In this position, he helped develop instruments 
used in evaluating the quality of agricultural products. 
He also developed instruments to measure the firm- 
ness, hardness and ripeness of fruits and vegetables as 
well as a process to detect hollow-heart defects in pota- 

In 1972, Dr. Finney was appointed chair of the Agri- 
cultural Marketing Research Institute in Beltsville, Md., 
for ARS. He rose steadily in the managerial ranks fill- 
ing a variety of administrative positions at various labs 
and agricultural research centers. In 1992, he was 
named associate administrator of the ARS, second in 
authority in the agency which operates 375 research 
groups in 122 locations in the U.S. and foreign coun- 

Dr. Finney recently was inducted into the National 
Academy of Engineering and has chaired numerous 
national committees in the American Society of Agri- 
cultural Engineers. In 1980-81, he served as senior pol- 
icy analyst in the Office of the Science Adviser to the 
President, where he provided advice on issues in the 

At Penn State, Dr. Finney was named Outstanding 
Alumnus of me College of Agricultural Sciences in 1993 
and Outstanding Engineering Alumnus in the College 
of Engineering in 1985. 

Dr. Malcom, a long-time advocate of science edu- 
cation, has worked for the National Science Foundation 
as a program officer for the Minority Institutions Sci- 
ence Improvement Program and for 10 years served as 
director of the Office of Opportunities in Science for the 
American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
In her current position as head of the Directorate of 
Education and Human Resources Programs for AAAS, 
Dr. Malcom administers programs aimed at increasing 
the number of minorities, women and people with dis- 
abilities in the sciences. She has developed the Link- 
ages Program, a national outreach effort to connect 
community-based organizations and youth groups to 
local science resources. She is also the author of the 
book The Double Blind: The Price of Being a Minority 
Woman in Science. 

Dr. Malcom, who earned a B.S. in zoology at the 
University of Washington and an M.S. in zoology and 
animal behavior at the University of California at Los 
Angeles, started her career as a high school science 
teacher and also worked as assistant professor of biol- 
ogy at the University of 
North Carolina-Wilm- 
ington. In 1994, she was 
selected by President 
Clinton to be a member 
of the President's Com- 
mittee of Advisers on 
Science and Technolo- 
gy. She also was hon- 
ored by the National 
Council of Negro 
Women as one of "Five 
Black Women Who 
Make it Happen." 

She serves as a 
member of the Minori- 
ty Advisory Commit- 
tee for the Eberly College of Science at Penn State and 
the Educational Advisory Council of the Carnegie 
Corp. of New York. She is on the advisory boards of 
the National Center on Education and the Economy, 
and the American Museum of Natural History. She is 
on the advisory council for the Smithsonian Institution. 

Shirley Malcom 

Faculty/Staff Alerts 

Grades by phone 

Penn State students at all locations no 
longer have to wait anxiously for their 
grades to arrive in the mail. They can 
now check their grades more quickly 
from the comfort of their homes or res- 
idence halls, thanks to a new phone 
service provided by the Office of the 
University Registrar. 

Now through Thursday, Sept. 28, 
students who were enrolled during 
this past summer session may call toll 
free 1-800-876-0354, 24 hours a day, 
seven days a week, to receive their 
end-of-semester grades. 

Fall Semester grades will be avail- 
able beginning Wednesday, Dec. 20. 
Grade information will be updated 
once a week each Wednesday. To use 
this service, students must have estab- 
lished a Persona! Access Code with 
the registrar's office. Students who do 

not currently have a Personal Access 
Code will be prompted by the tele- 
phone system to establish one the first 
time they call to receive grades. 

For additional information about 
this service, contact the Office of the 
University Registrar at (814) 865-6357. 

HRDC courses 

The following courses are being 
offered by the Human Resource 
Development Center. To register for 
free courses, please call (814) 865-8216. 
Registration for fee-based courses 
requires a completed registration 
form, page 85 of the HRDC course cat- 
alog. Course descriptions also can be 
found in the catalog. 

■ Giving and Receiving Feedback 
(COM 003); cost $35.00. 

■ Applying Quality Principles In 
Daily Work (CQI 002); cost — none. 

n An Overview of Continuous Quali- 
ty Improvement (CQI 001); cost — 

■ Wordperfect For DOS 6.0 (IBM 
005); cost $160.00. 

■ Introduction To IBIS Financial 
(PRO 059); cost — none. 

n Process Benchmarking Case #1 (CQI 
027); cost — none. 

■ The New Supervisor (LDR 004); 
cost $95.00. 

■ Becoming An Exceptional 
Assistant (PRO 050) Meets 1:30-4:30 
p.m. Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 18 
and 20, in 319 Rider Building; cost 

■ Coping With Conflict In The 
Workplace (COM 012); cost $35.00. 

■ Successful Cross-Cultural Com- 
munication, II (COM 025); cost $35.00. 
n Career Planning (CAR 001); cost 


Office moves 

The Children's Miracle Network office, 
formerly housed at the University 
Communications Center of The Her- 
shey Medical Center, has relocated. 
The new location for CMN is 300 Park 
Boulevard, Hershey, in the HERCO 
headquarters building. 

The CMN office may still be 
reached at (717) 531-6188. The fax 
number for CMN has changed to (717) 
534-3968. Correspondence may still be 
sent to: Children's Miracle Network, 
P.O. Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033. 

The Children's Miracle Network 
supports services and research at the 
University Children's Hospital, and 
outreach programs serving the entire 
Susquehanna Valley. 

Intercom -,-r 
5r 21, 1995 ■' 

September 21, 1995 


Head basketball coach named 

Longtime assistant basketball coach Jerry Dunn 
has been appointed head coach of the Nittany 
Lions, following. the unexpected resignation of 
Bruce Parkhill on Sept. 6. 

Coach Dunn, 42, has been an assistant since 
Coach Parkhill was appointed Penn State head 
coach in 1983. Born in Raleigh, N.C., and raised in 
Washington, D.C., Coach Dunn played basketball 
for two seasons at Casper, Wyoming, Junior Col- 
lege before his career was ended by tendonitis in 
the knee. He transferred to George Mason College 
where he began his coaching career as a volun- 
teer assistant, spending six seasons as an assistant 
there before leaving for Penn State. 

Coach Parkhill, 46, was the Penn State coach 
for a dozen seasons, including some of the most 
successful in the history of the program. His 
teams were 181-169. Under his guidance, the Nit- 
tany Lions had five 20-win seasons, including a 
21-11 mark a year ago; earned a bid to the NCAA 
Tournament and a memorable victory over 
UCLA; twice reached the Final Four of the 
National Invitation Tournament and won an 
Atlantic 10 Championship. Every senior to play 
for Coach Parkhill earned his degree. 

"Coaching can't be a job, it has to be a pas- 
sion," Coach Parkhill said. "This is not a sudden 
decision. I have contemplated getting out of 
coaching for seven or eight years. And then every 
summer I would get rejuvenated. In my heart, I 
knew it was time for me to step down." He will 
remain with the athletic department as an assis- 
tant to the athletic director. 

Great Valley appoints administrators 

Penn State Great Valley has made the following 
administrative appointments: 

■ Dolores Fidishun has been named head 
librarian. Ms. Fidishun, a doctoral candidate at 
Widener University, comes to Great Valley from 
Widener University's Wolfgram Memorial 
Library, where she served as head of audiovisual 
services. She holds a master's degree in adult 
education from Widener, a master's 
library science from 

■ held the posit 

In addition, Ms. 
director of continu- 
ing education at 
Harcum Junior Col- 
lege in Bryn Mawr 
and served as an 
area representative 
at the Penn State 
Delaware County 

After receiving 
her bachelor of arts 
degree from Chey- 
ney University, Ms. 
Jones earned her 

master of science Allison E. Jones 

degree in adult and 

continuing education, also from Cheyney Uni- 
versity. She is a member of the National Univer- 
sity Continuing Education Association and the 
Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Edu- 

■ David O'Leary has been named director of 
information technology, Mr. O'Leary ™moc r„ 
Great Valley from La 
Salle University in 
Philadelphia, where 
he served as manager 
of administrative sys- 
tems and program- 

Drexel University's 
College of Informa- 
tion Studies and a 
B.S. degree in library 
science from Kutz- 
town University. 

Ms. Fidishun has 
served in a variety of 
senior administra- 
tive positions at 
institutions through- 
out the Philadelphia 
region, including 
audiovisual depart- 
head foi 

Dolores Fidishun 

Montgomery County District Library Center and 
coordinator of district. library services and school 
media specialist for the Palisades School District. 

■ Allison E. Jones has been named director 
of continuing education. 

Before her appointment, she served as acting 
director of continuing education at Penn State 
Great Valley, where she previously worked since 
1991 as a continuing education representative. 

In the past, he 

s responsible for 
administrative soft- 
ware, user training 
and support, staff 
hiring and develop- 
ment, purchase and 
maintenance of net- David O'Leary 
work equipment, 

software design and evaluation of new hardware 
and software. 

Mr. O'Leary holds a bachelor's degree in eco- 
nomics from La Salle University and is complet- 
ing his master's of business administration 
degree there. 

Writer a professional in-residence 

Tom Belden, a staff writer for The Philadelphia 
Inquirer, has been chosen to participate in the 
Professional-in-Residence Program co-sponsored 
by the College of Communications and the 

Beginning its third year, the program brings 
professional journalists to the University Park 
Campus to take and instruct classes, speak in 
communications classes, work with faculty on 
special projects and meet with students to discuss 
career counseling and interviewing techniques. 

Mr. Belden, a 16-year veteran at the Inquirer, 
specializes in the coverage of travel and hospi- 
tality industries for the business news section. In 
1988, he began writing a weekly column on busi- 
ness travel that has been a standing feature on 
the Knight Ridder /Tribune newswire for the past 
six years. 

Born in Mexico City and raised in Texas, Mr. 
Belden received a bachelor's degree in journalism 
and history from Baylor University in 1970. He 
earned a master's degree from Columbia Univer- 
sity Graduate School of Journalism in 1971. 

Mr. Belden was hired by the Inquirer in 1979 
and joined the paper's business staff the follow- 
ing year. 

Cheryl A. Holland 

Business Services director 
joins Schuylkill Campus 

Cheryl A. Holland has been appointed director 
of Business Services and financial officer at the 
Penn State Schuylkill Campus. 

She will be responsible for all financial affairs, 
human resources, physical plant safety and main- 

Mrs. Holland most recently served as the 
human resource 

director for Leader 
Nursing and Reha- 
bilitation Center in 
Pottsville. Previous- 
ly, she served eight 
years with Pom- 
eroy's Inc. and its 
successor, Bon-Ton 
Stores Inc., in a vari- 
ety of roles, includ- 
ing area sales man- 
ager, divisional store 
manager and human 
resources /oper 
tions manager. 

A graduate of Albright College with a degree 
in business administration, Mrs. Holland is a 
member of the Society for Human Resource Man- 

Allentown Campus 
welcomes development officer 

Janice Pope has joined the staff at Penn State Allen- 
town as campus ' — 
development officer 
and theatre instruc- 
tor. Ms. Pope holds a 
master of fine arts in 
from Syracuse Uni- 
versity. She previ- 
ously worked as an 
adjunct faculty mem- 
ber at the Penn State 
Allentown Campus 
and also worked as 
annual support direc- 
tor/special events Janice Pope 
ment projects coordinator for Holy Redeemer 
Foundation, Meadowbrook, Pa. 

Hazelton Campus 

appoints advising coordinator 

Linda Stevens has been appointed the new advis- 
ing programs, coordinator for the Penn State 
Hazleton Campus. In this position, she will be 
responsible for coordinating the academic advis- 
ing center activities at the campus and working 
with students and faculty to aid students in their 
academic programs. 

Ms. Stevens came to the University from Utah, 
where she was turning point counselor for the 
Davis Applied Technology Center. In that posi- 
tion, she assisted students, single parents and dis- 
placed homemakers with the transition into an 
educational program. 

Her counseling activities included career 
assessment, gender equity training for students, 
faculty and staff, harassment and discrimination 
counseling and community outreach. 

She holds a B.S. degree in child and family 
development and an M.S. degree in educational 
psychology, both from the University of Utah. 

September 21, 1995 

University to undertake new long-range budget planning 

J _-^^^^^^^^M ine the University — making this a worker-friendly 

Penn State will undertake new long-range planning 
efforts to "take a very serious look" at how it will 
face up to budget challenges over the next five years. 
President Graham B. Spanier told the University 
Faculty Senate at its Sept. 12 meeting. 

Dr. Spanier said those efforts will be led by John 
Brighton, provost and executive vice president. 

He also said that the state legislators and state 
officials he has met consider Penn State to be well 
managed, recognize its contributions to the state and 
understand its three-part mission of teaching, 
research and service. 

Their statements, Dr. Spanier said, make it "a 
little difficult to grasp why that doesn't translate into 
greater support — why Pennsylvania has ranked in 
the last decade no higher than 40th in per capita 
appropriations for higher education, why the Penn 
State appropriation has increased only percentage 
points, cumulatively, over the last several years, why 
Penn State's agricultural research programs and 
cooperative extension service have received no fund- 
ing increases over the last several years, and why the 
Tuition Challenge Grants are the only part of our 
budget to have increased in the last few years." 

Penn State is in "good financial health," he said. 
But he ticked off a number of significant budget chal- 
lenges he sees over the next several years, including 
high-priority program needs and previous commit- 
ments, required increases in the University's contri- 
bution to retirement benefits, increasing costs in 
health care plans and salary increases. 

'There is not going to be balance in our budget 
if our state appropriations continue at something 
like the same level they have been," Dr. Spanier said. 
In his first appearance at a Faculty Senate meet- 
ing since he became president, Dr. Spanier said he 

his first appearance before the 
Sept. 12. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

plans to informally update the Senate on various 
issues at each meeting and then respond to ques- 
tions. "I consider these meetings an open forum for 
discussion and debate," he said. 

In his wide-ranging talk last week. Dr. Spanier 
touched on the Commonwealth Educational System, 
University growth, enrollment, housing and other 

"Nothing will be a higher priority for me this 
year than paying attention to the quality of life at 
this University," Dr. Spanier said. "In a very broad 
sense, we have to embrace the concept of humaniz- 

ing the University — making this a worker-friendly 
and a student-friendly environment, making sure 
policies and programs are delivered in a way that 
makes it easy to get your job done in an environment 
free of intolerance and harassment. These kinds of 
things require efforts on everyone's part, from the 
president on down." 

In other comments. Dr. Spanier said the Univer- 
sity in the future must carefully plan its growth, con- 
sider whether more on-campus housing needs to be 
built and evaluate the mission of CES. 

'There's no doubt the CES is a tremendous asset 
to this University," he said. 

Dr. Spanier said his vision for CES is not yet fully 
developed. But rather than have 17 campuses that 
offer two years of course work to prepare students 
for a move to the University Park Campus, he said, 
some campuses may do better by changing their 
missions to focus on continuing education, or work 
toward advanced degrees or more closely meeting 
specific educational needs in the surrounding com- 

He also suggested that the relationship between 
central administration and the campuses may 
change, in order to empower those at the campus 
level to make appropriate decisions. 

In other business, the Senate heard information- 
al reports on University efforts to control rising 
health care costs, on the Legislative Advocacy Net- 
work efforts to communicate effectively with state 
legislators, the mid-semester evaluation process for 
undergraduates and the planning and budget 
process leading up to the current academic year. 

The Senate will next meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24, in 
112 Kern Graduate Center. _ ^ ^^ 

News in Brief 

Great Insect Fair 

If you haven't had the opportunity to 
sink your teeth into any exotic food 
lately, how about trying some choco- 
late covered crickets? 

Once again, the College of Agri- 
cultural Sciences is hosting its annual 
Great Insect Fair on Sept. 23, in the 
Agricultural Sciences Building, from 
10a.mto4p.m. Visitors will have the 
opportunity to taste insect delicacies 
cooked up by a University entomolo- 
gist and can also tour the Frost Ento- 
mological Museum, participate in arts 
projects and attend informational ses- 

Annual Horticultural Show 

From Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, the Ag 
Arena on the University Park Campus 
will be the site of the 82nd Annual 
Horticultural Show, sponsored by the 
College of Agricultural Sciences' Hor- 
ticulture Club. 

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. visitors can 
view an array of plantings and land- 
scape designs planned, designed and 
constructed by students. 

The event is free to the public. For 
more information, contact Dan 
Steams, at (814) 863-0307. 

Science writers meet 

Pat Shipman, a writer and paleo- 
anthropologist, will lead a lunch time 
roundtable discussion hosted by the 
Penn State Chapter of the National 
Association of Science Writers, at 
noon Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 114 
Kern Building. She will discuss 

Dr. Shipman is a former faculty 
member at Johns Hopkins Medical 
School. Her most recent book, The Evo- 
lution of Racism. Human Differences and 
the Use and Abuse of Science," was pub- 
lished in 1994 by Simon and Schuster. 

In 1996, Alfred A. Knopf will pub- 
lish a book Dr. Shipman co-authored 
with her husband, Alan Walker, titled 
The Wisdom of the Bones: In Search of 
Human Origins. 

NASW lunchtime programs are 
open to anyone interested in science 
communication. For more informa- 
tion, contact Scott Turner by phone at 
865-9481, or by E-mail at 

Bryce Jordan Job Fair 

The Bryce Jordan Center will hold a 
job fair Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 
a.m.-4 p.m. The job fair will take place 
at the corner of University Drive and 
Curtin Road in the Shields Building 

parking lot, and will provide an 
opportunity for anyone interested in 
events-related employment with the 
center to gather information and apply 
for the hundreds of jobs that will be 
available when the facility opens. 

Some of the jobs that will be avail- 
able include: ushers, ticket takers, 
security personnel, stage hands, set-up 
and clean-up staff, concessions and 
novelty personnel, tour guides, tele- 
phone operators and receptionists. 
Most positions will directly relate to 
events held at the center with day, 
evening and weekend hours available. 
Orientation and training sessions will 
be provided before the opening. 

The 15,000-seat Jordan Center is 
scheduled to open in January. 

"Anxious" subjects sought 

The Stress and Anxiety Disorders Insti- 
tute is looking for people between the 
ages of 18 and 65 who may be experi- 
encing Generalized Anxiety Disorder. 
You may be experiencing this disorder 

1) You worry excessively or unreal- 
istically or are overly anxious much of 
the time; 

2) You have experienced this exces- 
sive worrying or anxiety for at least six 

3) You also experience physical 
symptoms while worrying, such as 
trembling, muscle tension, restless- 
ness, fatigue, shortness of breath, 
increased heart rate, sweating, dizzi- 
ness, abdominal distress, frequent uri- 
nation, sleep problems or irritability; 

4) These concerns are not about 
having panic attacks. 

To participate in the institute's 
ongoing study of this disorder, contact 
a member of the staff at (814) 865-1725. 
Strictest confidentiality will be main- 

Children's movement and 
games program 

A free program in basic movement 
skills and games for children ages 5 
through 8 will be sponsored by the 
College of Health and Human Devel- 
opment beginning Oct. 10. The pro- 
gram will be held from 3:45 -4:25 p.m. 
Tuesdays through Nov. 14, in 126 
White Building. Individual help will 
be available for any kindergarten or 
first-grade child who requires assis- 
tance in any area of motor develop- 

Registration is at 3:35 p.m. Tues- 
day, Oct. 10, in 126 White Building. 

Focus On 


Discovery adds 
half-million years to human history 

A fossil discovery by AJan 
Walker, professor of 
anthropology and biolo- 
gy, and colleagues, has lifted the 
veil from a half-million years of 
earliest human history. The find- 
ing of jaw, skull and lower leg 
bones of a two-legged primate — 
or hominid — at Kanapoi and 
nearby Allia Bay in northern 
Kenya, establishes the presence 
of early human ancestors 
between 3.9 million and 4.2 mil- 
lion years ago in the Lake 
Turkana region of East Africa. 

The finding was announced 
in a recent article, co-authored by 
Dr. Walker, Meave G. Leakey of 
the National Museums of Kenya, 
Craig S. Felbel of Rutgers Uni- 
versity and Ian McDougall of 
the Australian National Univer- 
sity, in the scientific publication 

Dr. Walker and his col- 
leagues believe the bones are 
from a new species that they 
have called Australopithecus ana- 

'This fossil gets close to the 
time of splitting of the ape and 
human lineages, and fills in a bit 
more of the gap in our knowl- 
edge of human evolution," Dr. 
Walker said. 'The creature was 
small brained, but walked 
upright on two legs, a mark of 
hominid lineage. The leg bones 
are thickened to absorb the 
weight and shock of upright 
walking, and the ends of the leg 
bones (condyles) are asymmetri- 

Alan Walker, professor of anthropology ami biology, checks a time chart. Dr. Walker and 
colleagues have found fossil evidence of what appears to be an early human ancestor dat- 
ing back to somewhere between 3.9 million and 4.2 million years. 

Photo: Greg Griea 

'The appointment of Alan Walker 

il from the shHtingut weight from leg brings together at Penn Slate anlhronok. 
I. > leg. [ Ik- structure ot the jaw is some- gi sts who are among the most promi-, but the upright roots of the nent in the world in the study of both 

"""" !?- „ I^lulfflf"^- _°[ hominid physical remains and genetic evidence 

for human evolution No other universi- 

and not ape morphology. However, 
judging from the large size of the carpal 
tunnel for the wrist tendons, Australop- 
ithecus anatnensis may have still swung 
from trees." 

Because the fossil remains were 
recovered from sediments of volcanic 
ash containing radioactive minerals, they 
can be dated based on the residual 
amount of radioactivity. The earliest 
human ancestor previously known was 
the famous "Lucy," a representative of 
Aitslialointhct u> dfarensis dated to about 
3.18 million years ago. The structure of 
Lucy's limbs and pelvis indicated that 
she walked upright. Footprints of 
hominids earlier than Lucy had been 
discovered, but the new finding pro- 
vides the first earlier fossil evidence for 
the emergence of bipedalism. 

Dr. Walker, one of the world's lead- 
ing paleontologists, joined the faculty of 
the departments of anthropology and 
biology at the start of fall semester. He 
previously was a professor of cell biolo- 
gy and anatomy at The Johns Hopkins 
School of Medicine. 

by can now match our faculty in the 
field of biological anthropology," said 
Kenneth Weiss, former head of the 
Department of Anthropology. 

Dr. Walker's contributions in his 
recent book. Vie Nanokotome Homo Erec- 
tus Skeleton (Harvard University Press: 
Cambridge, Mass., 1993), co-edited by 
Richard Leakey, present the description 
and analysis of what is widely consid- 
ered to be the most important hominid 
skeleton ever discovered. 

Uganda and Kenya, and has been a 
member of the Koobi Fora Research Pro- 
ject since 1968 and the West Turkana 
Project since 1984, both concerned with 
hominid origins. 

Dr. Walker received his bachelor's 
degree with honors in natural sciences 
from Cambridge University and his 
doctorate in anatomy and paleontol- 
ogy from the University of London. 
From 1965 to 1969 he was a lecturer in 
anatomy at Makerere University Col- 
lege, Kampala, Uganda. He was a 
senior lecturer in anatomy at the Uni- 
versity of Nairobi, Kenya, from 1969 to 

From 1974 to 1978, he was associ- 
ate professor of anatomy at Harvard 

In a review in Science magazine (July Medical School and a research 

1 5. 1 W4>, this book was called "a model ate at Harvard University's Peabody 
for descriptive and comparative analyses Museum. While there, he created the 

September 21, 1995 

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against which all subsequent endeavors 
will be measured ... this work will stand 
as one of the classics of paleoanthropolo- 
gy." The book received the American 
Association of Publishers Award for Best 
Book in Anthropology in 1993. 

\ origins exhibit that is 
housed at the Museum of Comparative 
Zoology at Harvard. 

His excavations in Kenya have 
been funded by several grants from 
the National Science Foundation and 

His field work has included study of the National Geographic Society, and 

living primates, such as Madagascan a is by the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, 

lemurs and East African primates. He He is associate editor of the Journal of 

has directed excavations in Madagascar, Human Evolution. 

Physicians can now quickly "elec- 
tronically biopsy" CAT scans, 
angiograms and MRI images with 
new graphical user interface (GUI) 
systems developed by University 

The systems, called INTERSEG 
and IMPROMPTU, were developed 
by a team headed by William E. Hig- 
gins, associate professor of electrical 

Physicians can use the new system 
intuitively by relying on their medical 
training, rather than extensive com- 
puter training. 

TNTERSEG allows the user to sup- 
ply information in language he or she 
is comfortable with, and forces the 
computer to deduce the appropriate 
processing from a wide range of avail- 
able options, Dr. Higgins said. 

The new CUI systems are particu- 
larly amenable to 3-D analysis of the 
heart and lungs, he said. Existing sys- 
tems, which depend on trial-and-error 
methods that take large blocks of a 
physician's time, have been applied 
primarily to still organs like the brain. 
If, for example, the physician is 
trying to identify blockages in coro- 
nary arteries or an abnormality in 
heart muscles or bronchial passages 
using currently available techniques, it 
could take up to four hours to pick the 
region of interest out of the image and 
then analyze and measure it. 

TU, the same task could take as little 
as five minutes of user interaction. 

Voting gender equity 

While four decades ago the per- 
centage of American women 
voting was 60 percent that of men, 
today's men and women vote at vir- 
tually the same rates, according to a 
Penn State sociologist. 

"When we follow the 19th- 
Amendment generation from elec- 
tions in the late 1950s through elec- 
tions in the 1980s, we can see that its 
voting rates did not converge for 
men and women," Glenn Firebaugh, 
professor of sociology, said. 

"On the other hand, no gender 
gap exists for the post-1 9th-Amend- 
ment generation of voters," Dr. Fire- 
baugh said. 'The data shows that 
the daughters and granddaughters of 
19th-Amendment women vote at the 
same rate as their male contempo- 

Ofl Intercom 

' u September 21, 1995 


Jordan Center 

As construction proceeds on the 
new 15,000-seat Bryce Jordan 
Center, the project appears on 
track for a Jan. 11 opening when 
the Minnesota Golden Gophers 
visit for a Big Ten men's basket- 
ball game. For information on 
tickets to Penn State men's and 
women's basketball games in the 
Jordan Center, fans may cail the 
ticket office at (814) 863-1000. 
Information on ticket availability 
and prices will be forwarded 
upon request. 

Nittany Lions on ESPN 
ESPN Television, the popular 
cable sports channel, will show- 
case the Penn State football teams 
in nighttime telecasts of upcom- 
ing games against Rutgers and 
Wisconsin. The Rutgers game, 
the first road appearance of the 
season at Giants Stadium in the 
New Jersey Meadowlands, will 
air on the ESPN College Football , 
Association "Game-of-therWeek" 
at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. The visit of 
the Badgers as a Big Ten oppo- 
nent is part of an ESPN-TV dou- 
bleheader on Saturday, Sept. 30. 
Kickoff for the national cablecast 
is 5:45 p.m. Wisconsin, the Rose 
Bowl champion in 1994, did not 
appear on the Penn State sched- 
ule during the Nittany Lions' first 
two years as a conference mem- 

Nittany Lion Club 

Penn State's Nittany Lion Club 
was established in 1960 to pro- 
mote support for the athletic 
grant-in-aid program. The 
growth and success of the Nit- 
tany Lion Club parallels that of 
Penn State sports. As our teams 
achieve more success, fund-rais- 
ing efforts succeed as well. In the 
1995 fiscal year (July 1, 1994, 
through June 30, 1995), more than 
$7 million was raised through 
Nittany Lion Club donations. 
That put Perm State in first place 
among its Big Ten counterparts. 

This type of financial support 
is vital to the success of Penn 
State 29-sports intercollegiate 
program. When you hear or 
make the statement — "We Are, 
Penn State" — there are many who 
can shout a bit louder from their 
vested interest as one of the near- 
ly 18,000 members who con- 
tribute annually to the Nittany 
Lion Club. The support of facul- 
ty and staff who already are Nit- 
tany Lion Club members is great- 
ly appreciated and anyone 
interested in becoming a member 
should caU (814) 865-9462. 

University makes significant gains 

Eleven Penn State research-doc- 
torate programs were ranked 
among the top quarter of their 
respective fields, according to a new 
National Research Council survey. 
The survey assessed the scholarly qual- 
ity of faculty in 41 academic fields and 
provided several other indicators of 
program quality, including the effec- 
tiveness of the program in educating 
research scholars /scientists. 

The results of the survey indicate 
that Penn State's faculty quality has 
improved significantly since the previ- 
ous NRC study completed in 1982. Of 
the 32 fields represented in the earlier 
report, four programs at Penn State 
were ranked in the top quarter. Over- 
all, mean ratings of the scholarly qual- 
ity of faculty in the new NRC study 
increased in most of the 36 fields rep- 
resented at Penn State, many with sub- 
stantial gains. 

The top quarter programs are bio- 
chemistry and molecular biology, 
chemical engineering, chemistry, elec- 
trical engineering, industrial engineer- 
ing, geography, geosciences, materials 
science, mechanical engineering, psy- 
chology 3nd sociology. 

"We are seeing the benefits of a lot 
of hard work and dedication on the 
part of Penn State's excellent faculty 
and graduate students," said David 
Shirley, senior vice president for 
research and graduate education. "We 
are also seeing the benefits of the Uni- 


versity's strategic planning and key 
investment decisions in programs that 
have been made since the last rank- 

"Successful doctoral programs are 
built on top quality faculty who attract 
higher calibre graduate students, who 
in turn help to attract more talented 
and productive faculty members," he 

"These gains for Penn State's doc- 
toral programs are related in signifi- 
cant measure to quality leadership at 
the program, department, college and 
university levels — all working togeth- 
er toward the common goal of excel- 
lence," he said. 

Rodney Erickson, dean of the 
Graduate School, noted, "But the NRC 
rankings represent only a subset of 
Penn State's doctoral programs. Based 
on other surveys of program quality, 
we also have several other nationally 
recognized doctoral programs in fields 
not covered by the NRC study." 

Of the overall total, three Penn 
State programs were ranked in 
10 of their fields: geography. No. 1; 
materials science, No. 9; and industrial 
engineering. No. 9. 

In the College of Earth and Miner- 
al Sciences, where three graduate fields 
were represented, each of them was 
ranked in the top 12 and the top one- 
eighth of all programs in their respec- 
tive fields. The No. 1 ranking will high- 
light the October celebration of the 
50th anniversary of the Department of 

Geography, which became a separate 
degree program in 1945. 

The four-year study, "Research 
Doctorate Programs in the United 
States," was released Sept. 12 by the 
National Research Council. 

Researchers studied 3,634 academic 
programs at 274 institutions — 105 pri- 
vate and 169 public — with participa- 
tion from more than 8,000 faculty 
members . The NRC rankings are 
widely used by faculty, prospective 
graduate students and administrators 
as a good barometer of program qual- 

"We're delighted with the obvious 
progress that our doctoral programs 
have made since the 1982 rankings," 
Dr. Erickson said. "These gains were 
made despite the austere fiscal situa- 
tion that has confronted the University 
over this period." 

In addition, 14 Penn State pro- 
grams were ranked in the second 
quarter, which also demonstrates the 
advancements in the quality, breadth 
and depth of the University's overall 
research-doctorate programs. The pro- 
grams are anthropology; biomedical 
engineering; cell and developmental 
biology; civil engineering; computer 
sciences; ecology, evolution and 
behavior; economics; English language 
and literature; mathematics; molecular 
and general genetics; physics; physiol- 
ogy; Spanish language and literature; 
and statistics. 

Rathnamala Arumugan, research 
assistant in the College of Earth and 
Mineral Sciences, from June 1, 1993; 
died Aug. 20 at the age of 45. 

Luther T. Bissey, associate professor 
in the College of Earth and Mineral 
Sciences,from Jan. 1, 1936 until his 
retirement Jan. 1, 1973, died July 24. 


5 82. 

Earl J. Bruce, assistant professor of 
physical education and athletics, 
from Sept. 1, 1946 until his retire- 
ment Sept. 1, 1970; died Aug. 27 at 
the age of 90. 

Carolyn R. Schxock, associate profes- 
sor of community resource develop- 
ment in the College of Agricultural 
Sciences, from April 1, 1966 until her 

retirement July 1, 1979. She died 
Aug. 28 at the age of 76. - 

Hannah M. Srock, nutrition aide in 
the College of Agricultural Sciences, 
from Feb. 10, 1971 until her retire- 
ment Feb. 1, 1987. She died July 18 at 
the age of 73. 



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Volume 25, Number 7 

President stresses partnership 
during first tour stop at Fayette 



,artners for the future — that 
was one of the key messages 
for the Penn State Fayette 
impus, Fayette County and sur- 
rounding counties from Presi- 
dent Graham B. Spanier at 
the first stop on his 
Statewide Tour. 
JThe tour is part of 
* he president's 

statewide initiative to 
rededicate the Uni- 
versity to the people it 
serves and to reinforce Penn State's commit- 
ment to its diverse constituencies. The 25 vis- 
its to campuses, with special stops in 
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, will 
provide opportunities for citizens to express 
their views and increase their understanding 
of Penn State and higher education in general. 
At meetings with community and business 
leaders, Dr. Spanier said, "You need to let 
Penn State know what it needs to provide to 
move your community forward. For exam- 
ple, we want to engage in a process where we 
talk about the future of the Commonwealth 
Educational System, originally devised for 
traditional-age freshman and sophomore stu- 
dents. We need to look at the mission of each 
of our different campuses, thinking about 
where we need to make adjustments to better 
serve the communities and the region. 

"We have to be looking ahead rather than 
behind," he said. "We need your help in look- 
ing at the curriculum at Penn State and decid- 
ing whether it is adequate for preparing peo- 
ple for the 21st century." 

In addition, the University has a role in 
assisting the southwestern Pennsylvania 
region in facing its special challenges — such 
as an increasingly aging population and 

See "Tour" on page 3 

Presidenl Spanier began his whirlwind. 25-site, yearlong I 
a slop in Fayette County. Here, he has a question 
dents al the Fayette Campus. 

ur on Sept. 20 w 

session with stu- 

Pholo: Greg Gm 

Reorganization of 
advisory groups 
by Spanier 

Presidenl Graham B. Spanier has reor- 
ganized administrative advisory 
groups and will look toward two key 
policy groups to help him manage the 
day-to-day operation of the University. 

Central Management Group 
(CMG) has been reorganized as Presi- 
dent's Council, and the Council of Aca- 
demic Deans (CADs) will serve as his 
other key policy group. Another group, 
the President's Advisory and Policy 
Council (PAPC), has been eliminated. 
■ President's Council meets weekly 
to discuss strategic issues, offer advice, 
set priorities, and implement the presi- 
dent's directions. 

The second key policy group Dr. 
Spanier intends to rely on during his 
tenure is the Council of Academic 
Deans, which meets with the president 
and provost once every other week. 

These changes occur as the presi- 
dent significantly seeks broad consulta- 
tion with deans, faculty, staff, students, 
alumni, legislators and community 
groups during his firsl official month at 
Penn State. 

The new organizational structure 
more broadly represents key areas of 
Penn State that Dr. Spanier will empha- 
size during his tenure. 

"Needs change constantly for a uni- 
versity the size and complexity 
of Penn State," Spanier said. 'This is a 
good time for me to organize my 
senior staff in an efficient core group 
that will help me take advantage of 
the new opportunities in higher educa- 
tion during the latter half of this 

Serving on the President's Council 

William W. Asbury, vice president 
for student affairs; John A. Brighton, 

See "Reorganized" on page 2 

Database of experts 

A global database 
listing experts, 
Inventions and 
potential research 
funding sources Is 
available to Penn 
Staters. See 
page 4 for 

Plant invasion 

A non-native plant 
species Is threatening 
the natural habitat of 
Presque Isle, near Erie. 
See page 15 for infor- 
mation on what 
researchers from Penn 
State Erie, The Behrend 
College are doing. 


Promotions 6 

Penn Staters 7 

Faculty/Staff Alerts.. .13 
News in Brief 14 


2 Intercom 
September 28, 1995 

Faculty sought for 1996 
Scholars in Residence 

The Office of Summer Sessions is inviting 
nominations and applications for The Schol- 
ars in Residence Summer Program for 
Minority Faculty for 1996. Applications 
must be received by Oct. 13, and appoint- 
ments for next summer will be made by 
Nov. 17. 

Designed for minority scholars who hold 
doctorates from institutions other than Penn 
State, the program provides teaching oppor- 
tunities to artists, executives, administrators, 
experienced teachers and research scholars 
whose talents and record of achievement can 
enrich the classroom, library or the research 

Those selected will teach courses in their 
specialties to either graduates or undergrad- 
uates at one of the University's colleges or 
campuses; meet with students in their 
majors; attend University functions; engage 
in research, and become part of the summer 
community on campus. Scholars in Resi- 
dence receive a salary and partial travel and 
living expenses. 

For an application or more information, 
interested persons should contact the Office 
of Summer Sessions, Spruce Cottage, Uni- 
versity Park, 16802; telephone (814) 863-4174; 
FAX (814) 863-7959. 

Call for award nominations goes out 

Nominations for three international awards 
are being sought by The International Council. 

Funded by the Office of International Pro- 
grams, the awards will recognize one under- 
graduate student, a graduate student and a 
member of the faculty or staff who have sig- 
nificantly contributed lo the advancement of 
Penn State's international mission. Each 
award carries with it a certificate of recogni- 
tion and a $1,000 stipend. 

Applications and nominations, plus all 

supporting materials, must be received in 115 
Arts Building on the University Park Campus 
by Friday, Dec. 8. Finalists in each of the three 
categories will be honored at a reception and 
the winners will receive their awards at the 
annual Awards Convocation in the spring. 

For more information about each award or 
to request application/ nomination forms, con- 
tact Edward V. Williams, 115 Arts Building, 
University Park, (814) I 

Diversity Briefs 

Interfaith Chapel dedicated in Hershey 

A new Interfaith Chapel was dedicated Sept. 17 at The Hershey 
Medical Center. The chapel, intended as a place for refuge, prayer 
and reflection, integrates the scientific dimension of health care 
with religious faith for visitors, patients and staff. 

' The chapel has separate areas for specific prayer practice of the 
Christian, Jewish and Islamic religions and is the result of a suc- 
cessful fund-raising campaign that raised more than £500,000. 

Cultural diversity speakers at McKeesport 

The Penn State McKeesport Campus will host a cultural diversity 
speaker series focusing on the "Family of Man" as theme for the 
1995-96 programs. 

The series will examine family life of different cultures. 

On Oct. 24, Frank Neish of the McKeesport Heritage Center 
will speak on Italian and Jewish family life. 

On Nov. 16, Lydia Hale of the Pittsburgh American Indian 
Center will describe Native American family life, 

All programs will be held in the First Evangelical Free Church 
auditorium at 1:30 p.m. 

Festival of Cultures 

Organizers of the annual Festival of Cultures, a street fair com- 
plete with music, information booths about various cultures, 
food and other forms of entertainment, are currently seeking 
interested groups to get involved. 

This celebration of diversity, planned for noon to 5 p.m. Sat- 
urday, Oct 14, in Calder Way in downtow^ State College, will 
include many of the area's cultural groups, but others interest- 
ed in participating are encouraged to call (814) 238-7004. 

Reorganized - 

continued from page 1 
executive vice president and 
provost; Robert Dunham, senior 
vice president and dean for the 
Commonwealth Educational Sys- 
tem; C McCollister Evarts, senior 
vice president for health affairs 
and dean of the College of Medi- 
cine; Carol Herrmann, senior vice 
president for administration; Bill 
Mahon, interim executive director. 
University Relations; Delbert I. 
McQuaide, University counsel; 
David R. Schuckers, special assis- 
tant to the president for govern- 
mental affairs; Gary C. Schultz, 
senior vice president for finance 
and business; and David A. 
Shirley, senior vice president for 
research and graduate education. 
In addition, Timothy M. Curley, 
athletic director, will serve on the 
council as an affiliate member. 

While the national search is 
taking place to identify a new vice 
president for the Division of Devel- 
opment and Alumni Relations, 
two additional people will serve 
on the President's Council: Brad E. 
Choate, associate vice president 
for development, and Peter B. 
Weiler, assistant vice president 
and executive director. Alumni 

"I have eliminated PAPC after 
extensive consultation. A 25-mem- 

ber group, PAPC is a group that 
grew too large over a period of 
years to be effective for the presi- 
dent," Dr. Spanier said. "1 will 
maintain regular contact with all 
former PAPC members either indi- 
vidually or through the President's 
Council, the Budget Task Force, 
the Council of Academic Deans or 
invitations to me to attend the 
provosfs staff meeting on an as- 
needed basis. 

"During the month of August 
and into this month I have met 
individually with all of the deans, 
all of the vice presidents and all of 
the senior members of the admin- 
istration," he said. "I have also 
spent a great deal of time with fac- 
ulty and have recently concluded a 
series of lunch meetings with 
about 100 Evan Pugh Professors, 
distinguished professors, faculty 
chair holders and faculty members 
of the various national academies. 
These sessions have been invalu- 

"On campus I have had about 
a dozen sessions with students, 
including student government 
leaders and groups such as the 
Commission on Women and have 
many more such meetings 
planned in the near future." 


Visionary forestry professor 

Maurice Goddard, professor emeritus of 
forestry and former director of the School 
of Forestry, died Sept. 14 in a house fire, 
one day after his 83rd birthday. 

Mr. Goddard, renowned for his envi- 
ronmental advocacy, left the School of 
Forestry in 1955 for a career as one of 
Pennsylvania's most visionary public offi- 
cials. He served for 24 years under five 
governors as secretary of the state Depart- 
ment of Forests and Waters, (later the 
Department of Natural 
Resources). While in office, Mr. Goddard 
changed the face of Pennsylvania and 
opened up the state's natural beauty to 
generations of residents by developing a 
vast system of state parks and dams. 

His self-imposed mission to have "a 
state park within 25 miles of every Penn- 
sylvanian" was accomplished before he 
retired in 1979. During his tenure as 
forestry secretary, 45 state parks totaling 
some 130,000 acres were created. 

In order to expand the state's water 
supplies and control floods, he embarked 
on several dam projects that drew criti- 
cism from legislators and environmental- 
ists. During his administration, the Kinzu 
Dam on the upper Allegheny River was 
finished and the Blue Marsh Dam was 
built on the Schuylkill River. 

Mr. Goddard, whose nickname in 
Harrisburg was "Doc," never earned a 
Ph.D. but was awarded honorary doctoral 
degrees from Waynesburg College, the 
University of Maine and Gettysburg Col- 
lege. He received a bachelor's degree in 
forestry from the University of Maine and 
a master's degree from the University of 
California at Berkeley. He joined the Penn 
State faculty in 1935 as an instructor of 
forestry at the Penn State Mont Alto Cam- 
pus. In 1942, he entered the U.S. Army as 
a first lieutenant and left the Army in 1946 
as a lieutenant colonel, having earned the 
Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. 

Upon returning to Penn State in 1946, 
Mr. Goddard was named director of Penn 
State's School of Forestry at Mont Alto, 
and in 1952 he became director of the 
school at University Park. He left the Uni- 
versity to join the administration of Gov. 
George Leader. He retired as professor 
emeritus in 1978, having served on the 
Penn State Board of Trustees for seven 

After his retirement, Mr. Goddard 
kept active in both government and 
university affairs. He served on many 
committees and advisory boards. To per- 
petuate his philosophy of conservation as 
an ethic and way of life, the University 
established the Maurice K. Goddard Chair 
in Forestry and Environmental Resource 
Conservation in 1983. 

September 28, 1995 


continued from page 1 

above-average rates of unemployment, poverty 
and high school dropouts. 

"It's important that the University see its role 
as being a partner in helping the community on 
the human development side as well as the eco- 
nomic development side," he added. 

A big white sign at the entrance to the campus 
boasted the greeting, "Fayette Campus Welcomes 
President Spanier!" The day started briskly at 
8:30 a.m. with back-to-back meetings with cam- 
pus administrators, faculty, staff, students and 
the campus advisory board. 

Dr. Spanier also toured most of the facilities 
including the Eberly Classroom Building, the 
library, which contains a collection of coal mining 
literature and artifacts, and the Williams Building 
which houses student services. During the tour, 
the campus administrators explained the types of 
programs currently available, how laboratories 
are used to educate the students, and certain 
issues and concerns over the past years. 

At the student meeting, he fielded questions 
such as why more baccalaureate programs were 
not available at the Fayette Campus, why some 
associate degree credits were not able to be trans- 
ferred directly to a baccalaureate program and 
how additional funding was needed for student 
facilities and activities. 

Dr. Spanier clarified misperceptions and 
explained the history and background behind the 
development of some programs and policies. He 
also noted that the recently approved student 
activity fee will send the money generated by the 
students of a particular campus directly back to 
that campus for student programs, in consulta- 
tion with the campus student leaders. 

"You send a lot of tuition dollars to Universi- 
ty Park, but they come back to you for the most 
part,"Dr. Spanier told the students. "Keep in 
mind that tuition is only one part of the Universi- 
ty budget, it's not the majority of the University 
budget. State appropriations are only 17 percent 
of the budget. When you hear about Penn State's 
big budget of $1.6 billion dollars, $347 million of 
that comes from outside Penn State in research 
grants and contracts. The Hershey Medical Cen- 
ter brings in $400 million dollars alone, almost 
entirely from patient revenue from the hospital. 
It's not that simple. You need to believe that very 
close to your fair share of your tuition is coming 
back here to promote your education." 

He noted that a new biomedical technology 
laboratory planned for the campus has been 
funded completely by state monies, although pro- 
viding staff to take care of the new lab will have 
to come from the University's overall budget. 
Many of the recent renovations at the campus 
have been funded by community donations, 
noted Campus Executive Officer August Simon- 

Throughout the day, campus and community 
leaders presented the president with gifts such as 
T-shirts bearing "Penn State — Roarrring into the 
Future. Fayette Campus;" a book "History of 
Fayette County" from William McCoy of the 
Connellsville Historical Society; and a proclama- 
tion declaring Sept. 20 as "President Graham B. 
Spanier Day" from Fayette County Commissioner 
Fred Lebder. 

The tour also included visits with area alumni 
and donors, agricultural Cooperative Extension 
agents and representatives of the Fayette County 
social service agencies. 

One stop was at the Laurel Highlands High 
School in Uniontown, where Dr. Spanier spoke 

Meeting and greeting 

Dr. Spanier met with members of the Human Resource Coundl. whk^ fepreseots soaaJ aeiviw agerK»3. Fiwri left are, KJ. Collamero! 

West Penn Povwr Co., John Rapano, Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging. Wiliam Huebner, director ot Head Start program. 

and Nancy Treat, professor in charge of the associate degree in human devebpment stucfes program at the Penn State Fayette Campus. 

A light moment 

Dr. Spanier demonstrated his CPR skills on a mannequin in 
the Eberty Building's nursing clinical laboratory, used by the 
associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs. 

Photos: GregGrieco 
with students, teachers and administrators from 
five area high schools in the library. He 
answered many questions about topics such as 
the University's application process, the size of 
classes, Scholars Program, internship programs 
and study abroad opportunities. 

Dr. Spanier encouraged the young students, 
no matter what college they selected, to make full 
use of all the resources — academic, extracurricu- 
lar and social. "When you get to a university the 
size is not as important as finding a place to plug 
in. Get to know one faculty person really well," 
he said. "You need to think about the total uni- 
versity experience, not only what happens in the 
classroom, but also outside, such as marching 
band, sports, music or a club that's geared to 
your major." 

However, he did ask the crowd of some 30 
students how many plan to apply to Penn State. 
Nearly all raised their hands. 

"Oh, wonderful," Dr. Spanier smiled. "Thaf s 
what I like to see." 

— Vicki Fong 

NEXT STOP: DuBois Campus 

Dr. Spanier continues his statewide 

, MM . tour with a stop Friday at the 

statewide Penn State DuBois Campus in 

TOUR Clearfield County. His agenda 

for the second stop on his 25- 

site tour follows: 

■ Visit to DuBois Area High School 

■ Meeting with faculty and staff 

■ Meeting with students 

■ Meeting with DuBois Educational Foundation 

■ Tour of Atlas Pressed Metals Inc. 

■ Meeting with Cooperative Extension direc- 
tors and chairs of county Citizen Advisory 

■ Alumni reception 

■ Meeting/dinner with donors 

DuBois Campus 

Service area: Cameron, Clarion, Elk, 
Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Potter 

CEO: Joseph C. Strasser 

Employees: 151 (includes both full- 
arid part-time). 

Key programs: Offers 10 associate 
degree programs, including wildlife 
technology and materials engineering 
technology; offers first two years of 
1 80 baccalaureate degree programs 
offered by Penn State. 

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H September 28, 1995 

Alumni Fellows 

Two honored as Fellows by College of Education 

The College of Education will welcome two 
Alumni Fellows into classrooms and offices this 
week. John Tippeconnic III, professor of edu- 
cational leadership and policy studies, and Gail 
Hackett, director of the Division of Psychology 
in Education, both at Arizona State University, 
will meet this week with faculty and students as 
part of the Alumni Fellows award activities. 

Since the beginning of his career in 1966, Dr. 
Tippeconnic has been intimately involved in 
Indian education. From his first job as a class- 
room teacher at Hayes Junior High School in 
Albuquerque, N.M., to his present position as 
professor at Arizona State University, he has 
helped shape the face of education for Native 

Dr. Tippeconnic's career has been varied, 
including sen-ice as vice president of Navajo John ''PPeconmc 
Community College in Tsaile, Ariz.; education 
specialist in the Indian Education Resources Center, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs of New Mexico; and direc- 
tor of the Center for Indian Education at Arizona 
State University. 

Most recently, Dr. Tippeconnic served for sever- 
al years as the director of the Office of Indian Edu- 
cation Programs within the U.S. Department of the 
Interior in Washington, D.C. 

Along with a B.S. in secondary education from 
Oklahoma State University, he holds two advanced 
degrees from Penn State— an M.Ed, and a Ph.D., 
both in educational administration. In 1992, he was 
awarded the College of Education Excellence in 
Education Award. 

Gail Hackett 

Dr. Tippeconnic's professional affiliations 
include editorial service on the American Indian Cul- 
ture and Research Journal; the journal of American Indi- 
an Education; NABE, the journal of the National 
Association for Bilingual Education; and Emergent 
Leadership; along with dozens of book evaluations, 
chapters and consultations. He is past president of 
the National Indian Education Association and an 
active member and committee chair in the American 
Educational Research Association. Healso has been 
named a Fellow in the Kellogg Foundation Program. 
With three degrees from Penn State, Gail Hack- 
ett has become one of this country's preeminent 

researchers and educators in the study of self -effi- 
cacy, particularly as it relates to career develop- 

She currently serves as professor in the coun- 
seling psychology program at Arizona State Uni- 
versity, and has recently been named director of 
the Division of Psychology in Education. Previous 
experiences include teaching positions at the Uni- 
versity of California, Santa Barbara and The Ohio 
State University. While at Penn State, Dr. Hackett 
served as a counselor in the Career Development 
and Placement Center. Her three degrees from this 
University are a B.A. in psychology, an M.Ed, in 
counselor education and a Ph.D. in counseling 

Dr. Hackett's professional affiliations include 
the American Counseling Association, American 
Educational Research Association and editorial 
service to six professional journals. Her awards 
include the Counseling Research Award from the 
AERA; Fellow in the Western Psychological Associ- 
ation, the American Association of Applied and Pre- 
ventive Psychology, and the American Psychologi- 
cal Association; and the John Holland Award for 
Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personali- 
ty Research from the American Psychological Asso- 
ciation. She has served on many committees and 
task forces in all of these professional organizations. 
She is widely published, including 11 chapters and 
a book, and several dozen journal articles, i 
manuals and monographs. 

Penn Staters urged to join database of experts 

Internet's "Community of Science" allows access to research information 

A global database designed to assist industry, 
university and government laboratories in 
identifying and locating resources within the 
scientific and engineering research communities is 
available to all Penn State faculty and staff who 
access the Internet. 

Anyone with browsing software, such as Mosa- 
ic or Netscape, that allows them to peruse the World 
Wide Web can link to- the database at URL Penn State has a subset location 
within this database, that gives specific information 
about research and researchers at the University. It's 
URL is 

Known as The Community of Science, the data- 
base is a registry of researchers, inventions and facil- 
ities at leading U.S. and Canadian universities and 
other research and development organizations. Fac- 
ulty and research staff are urged to be included in 
the expert database. Currently, there are 1,396 Penn 
State faculty and 107 facilities of Penn State listed in 
the database. 

'There are several reasons why a researcher 
should be included in this database, but a primary 
reason is because it opens up opportunities for Penn 
State researchers to be matched with industry rep- 
resentatives who are seeking expertise," Stephen 
McGregor, program director in the University's 
Industrial Research Office, said. 

The Industrial Research Office administers the 
Penn State information on the database and uses the 
system to link requests from private industry for 
technical assistance, sponsored research and prod- 
uct and manufacturing process developments to 
Penn Staters. 

In addition to allowing industry representatives 

"...a primary reason (to be listed) is 
because it opens up opportunities for 
Penn State researchers to be matched 
with industry representatives who are 
seeking expertise." 

— Stephen McGregor 

program director 

Industrial Research Office 

to find expert sources among Penn State's science 
community, the database provides researchers with 
collaboration opportunities both internally and 

'The information found in the database can help 
researchers identify others who may be working on 

similar projects," Mr. McGregor said. "It also can 
save time and allow faculty and administrators to be 
more proactive in matching their research interests 
with current, available funding opportunities." 

The entire Community of Science database, 
which also lists federally-funded research and pos- 
sible funding sources, contains more than 40,000 
first-person expertise records, 5,000 inventions 
records and 2,000 facilities records. 

University faculty and research staff members 
interested in adding themselves to the expertise 
records can do so by accessing the "Add Yourself to 
the Pennsylvania State University Expertise Data- 
base" option under Penn State's URL Faculty 
and staff already participating in the system can 
update their record by using a unique user ID and 
password that protects listings from unauthorized 

All submissions are reviewed by the Communi- 
ty of Science technical editors and verified by the 
Industrial Research Office before being added to the 
database. Additional information and assistance is 
available by contacting Mr. McGregor at (814) 865- 
9519 or by E-mail at 

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September 28, 1995 a 

School of Nursing begins exchange 
program with Swedish university 

Students in the School of Nurs- 
ing now have the opportunity 
to study abroad. Penn State has 
approved a student exchange 
program between the nursing 
school (part of the College of 
Health and Human Develop- 
ment) and the University Col- 
lege of Health Sciences in 
Jonkoping, Sweden. 

Five Penn State nursing stu- 
dents spent a month studying 
in Sweden this past spring, and 
four students from Jonkoping 
are studying at University Park 
this fall. 

"It's an opportunity for our 
students to examine critical 
global issues in nursing and 
health care," Susan Youtz, 
assistant director of the School 
of Nursing and author of the 
exchange proposal, said. "It's 
also an opportunity for them to 
have an academic and cultural 
immersion in Sweden." 

The five Penn State stu- 
dents—Monica Morocko, Vic- 
toria Prep, Sherry Stofko, 

Anne Valentini and Jennifer 
Valentini — who went to 
Jonkoping this spring, took a 
course on international perspec- 

"It's an opportunity for 
our students to 
examine critical global 
issues in nursing and 
health care... an oppor- 
tunity for them to have 
an academic and 
cultural immersion..." 

— Susan Youtz 
assistant director 
School of Nursing 

fives on aging; met with district 
nurses; and visited Swedish 
geriatric rehabilitation and day 
care centers, nursing homes and 
group living facilities. 

A similar course will be 

offered in May-June of next 
year. In the meantime, Penn 
State is hosting four Swedish 
nursing students this fall; the 
students are taking several clini- 
cal and non-clinical nursing 
courses as well as other Penn 
State classes. 

The exchange program 
builds on existing collaborations 
between the College of Health 
and Human Development and 
the University College of Health 
Sciences. Gerald McClearn, 
Evan Pugh Professor and for- 
mer dean in the college, has 
been conducting research with 
colleagues in the Swedish uni- 
versity's Institute of Gerontol- 
ogy for several years. The direc- 
tor of that institute, Stig Berg, 
regularly visits Penn State to do 
research with faculty in several 
health and human development 

In addition, since 1991 the 
School of Nursing has hosted 
yearly visits from Jonkoping 
faculty and administrators. 


Eric R. White, director of the Division of Under- 
graduate Studies and affiliate assistant professor of 
education, co-edited Teaching Through Academic 
Advising: A Faculty Perspective with Alice G. 
Ueinarz, director of the Undergraduate Advising 
Center and senior lecturer in the Department of 
Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin. Pub- 
lished by Jossey-Bass (1995) as part of its "New 
Directions for Teaching and Learning Series," this 
collection of essays examines academic advising 
from a teaching perspective to help faculty advisers 
appreciate the critical role they play in the student's 

Several other Penn Staters contributed chapters 

to the publication: James Kelly, senior associate 
director of the Division of Undergraduate Studies, 
wrote "Faculty Speak to Advising;" William J. 
Kelly, associate professor of theatre and integrative 
arts and professor- in-ch a rge of the Department of 
Integrative Arts, contributed "Advising in the Arts: 
Some Thoughts and Observations for Arts Advis- 
ers;" and Barbara K. Wade, senior programs coor- 
dinator, Division of Undergraduate Studies, College 
of Agricultural Sciences, and Edgar P. Yoder, pro- 
fessor of agricultural and extension education, 
wrote "The Professional Status of Teachers and 
Academic Advisers: It Matters." 

University is gateway 
to federal documents 

The- University Libraries has become a gateway pro- 
viding free access to man v ol tin- nation's most impor- 
tant federal documents via an Internet connection or 
phone call. 

The Congressional Record, Federal Register and Con- 
gressional bills databases maintained by the U.S. Gov- 
ernment Printing Office (GPO) are now available to 
off-site users of the electronic Library Information 
Access System (LIAS) of the University Libraries. 
Penn State, one of nearly 1,400 federal depository 
libraries, is offering free public access to the GPO 
databases as part of an expanding gateway program. 

Anyone with a personal computer, a phone 
modem and telecommunications software may con- 
nect from home or office to the GPO Access databas- 
es through a depository library gateway. Users may 
search the databases as frequently as they like, with- 
out charge. The full text of documents is available the 
day of publication. 

GPO is working with a select group of depository 
libraries to develop model gateways for no-fee public 
access to GPO's databases. Built on existing campus 
and public networks, the gateway depositories will 
serve as models for the nationwide depository library 
system. The first model gateways will help GPO gath- 
er data on usage and the technical support require- 
ments for users and the participating libraries. 

Penn State joins a growing number of GPO Access 
gateways. In addition, Purdue University and the 
University of California at San Diego also offer GPO 
Access through the World Wide Web. 

Local depository libraries, which sponsor the pro- 
gram and assist in supporting users, will connect to 
GPO through the Internet. 

The GPO Access service includes a variety of full- 
text databases: the Federal Register, which includes 
proposed and final federal regulations and presiden- 
tial documents as well as meeting and grant notices; 
the Congressional Record, with the activities and 
debates of Congress dating back to January 1994; the 
Congressional bills, with all published versions of 
House and Sen, itt' bills beginning with the 103rd Con- 
gress; the U.S. Code — public laws dating back to Jan- 
uary 1994; and General Accounting Office (GAO) 
reports. Other databases will be added as they 
become available. 

Users with Internet connectivity may reach LIAS 
by telnetting directly to To establish a 
modem connection (300-14.4 baud), users may dial 
into LIAS at 814-865-5427. 

Inquiries about the availability of GPO Access ser- 
vices or instructions on connecting should be direct- 
ed to Debora Cheney at (814) 863-1345, or E-mail 

25-year Awards 

Observing 25 years of service at the University are, from left. Ronald Avillion. director ot continuing and distance education (or the State College Office ol Continuing and Distance Education: 
Dorothy M. Ecklund, administrative assistant. Department ol Pediatrics, and Dr. Nicholas M. Nelson, professor of pediatrics, both at The Hershey Medical Center; Patricia Leach, senior exten- 
sion agent in Indiana County, and Jane Mease, staff assistant in agricultural economics and rural sociology, both in the College of Agricultural Sciences; and Eugene R. Slaski. acting CEO of 
the Penn State Atlentown Campus. 

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° September 28, 1995 

Penn College 
give $21 ,000 to 
annual fund-raiser 

The Pennsylvania College of Technol- 
ogy Foundation kicked off its Annual 
Fund Campaign, which will run 
through June 30, 1996, with a goal of 

This is the foundation's first orga- 
nized annual fund-raising effort. 

Even before the campaign's official 
kickoff, Penn College employees 
showed their support for the initiative, 
with more than $21,000 pledged. 
Donors will have the opportunity to 
designate how their Annual Fund con- 
tributions are used. Gifts may be 
restricted to program initiatives or to 
the Annual Fund scholarship, which 
redistributes 100 percent back to stu- 
dents in the form of scholarship 
money the following year. 

The effort will enhance the col- 
lege's current offering of long-term 
endowed scholarships. 

This year, approximately $55,000 
was awarded in scholarship money. 
Unrestricted gifts will be used to fund 
ongoing foundation projects and 


A bit of springtime in the fall 

Regardless o) the weather outside, plants and tlowers will be in lull bloom inside this weekend. The 82nd Annual Horticultural Show will be 
held at the Ag Arena on the University Park Campus Saturday. Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1. The event drew a large crowd last year, and is 
expected to do so again this year. 

Photo courtesy of Agricultural Information Secives 


Rita It. Andreessen, library assistant 
II in University Libraries. 
Eleanor S. Angert, human resources 
coordinator in College of Engineering. 
Larry D. Baer, assistant chief certified 
perfusionist at The Hershey Medical 

Sarah M. Bawel, staff assistant IX in 
College of Engineering. 
Patience J. Bordas, staff assistant IV in 
College of Agricultural Sciences. 
Sherry A. Brennan, research coordi- 
nator in Division of Development and 
University Relations. 
Paul K. Canavan, lead physical thera- 
pist in Sports Medicine. 
Stephanie A. Cates, staff assistant VII 
at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Teresa A. Christian, staff assistant VI 
at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Linda A. Chung, senior technician, 
Research, at The Hershey Medical 

Frank J. Coat, senior designer electro- 
mechanical in Applied Research Lab. 
John D. Corro, information systems 
assistant II in Computer and Informa- 
tion Systems, Telecommunciations. 
Richard A. Cropp, data engineer II in 
Computer and Information Systems, 
Jacqueline R. Crum, section supervi- 
sor, Clinical Labs, at The Hershey 
Medical Center. 

William G. Curley, director, Business 
Services /Continuing and Distance 
Education at Penn State Mont Alto 

Larry S. Dansky, clinical manager. 
General Medicine, in Student Affairs. 
Gina M. Deiter, senior technician. 
Research, at The Hershey Medical 

Bobbi S. DeVore, staff assistant V in 
University Libraries. 
Sheryl A. Disabella, program assis- 
tant II at Penn State Hazleton Campus. 
Mark Domoto, clinical developmental 
specialist at The Hershey Medical 

Donna R. Duppstadt, administrative 
Assistant I at The Hershey Medical 

Sherry L. Ebersole, staff assistant VI 
at The Hershey Medical Center. 
John C. Eggert, project associate in 
College of Agricultural Sciences. 
Bruce E. Ellis, administrative director, 
Undergraduate Programs, in The 
Smeal College of Business Adminis- 

Edith E. Ericson, senior research sup- 
port associate in Research and Gradu- 
ate School. 

Michelle K. Garis, staff assistant VI at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Mary E. Gilani, coordinator, Clientele 
Services, at Penn State Wilkes-Barre 

Jean E. Harris, operations foreman in 
Business Services. 

Michael A. Hill, senior research tech- 
nologist in College of Earth and Min- 
eral Sciences. 

Elaine M. Hopstetter, staff assistant 
VI at The Hershey Medical Center. 
John B. Kalbach, systems engineer II 
in Computer and Information Sys- 
tems, Center for Academic Comput- 

Nannetle M. Kirst, staff assistant VII 
at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Wilbur R. Knecht, foreman, Mainte- 
nance and Operations, at Penn State 
Hazleton Campus. 

Nonna Krol, senior applications pro- 
grammer/analyst in Computer and 

Information Systems, Office of 
Administrative Systems. 
Samaria R. Lett, assistant to financial 
officer I in Corporate Controller's 

Joseph H. Meier, assistant director, 
Information Technology, at The Her- 
shey Medical Center. 
Kimberley C. Moore, systems analyst 
in Computer and Information Sys- 
tems, Telecommunications. 
Joanna J. Moyer, clinical manager in 
Student Affairs. 

Lisa C. Orwig, staff assistant VII at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Kimlyn J. Patishnock, financial officer 
III in Corporate Controller's Office. 
Erin Peterson, staff assistant VI in Col- 
lege of Engineering. 
Nancy C. Resnick, social worker II at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Donna M. Roseberry, staff assistant 
VII in Office of The President. 
Douglas H. Schaufler, senior project 
associate in College of Agricultural 

Debra E. Sheaffer, conference coordi- 
nator in College of Agricultural Sci- 

Barby A. Singer, staff 
Office of The President 
Joel S. Steel, senior extension associ- 
ate in College of Agricultural Sciences. 
David R. Stinebring, research engi- 
neer at Applied Research Lab. 
Dawn L. Strickler, staff assistant VI at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Timothy C. Summers, senior micro- 
computer system consultant in Com- 
puter and Information Systems, Cen- 
ter for Academic Computing. 
Ellen M. Taricani, office information 
specialist in College of Agricultural 

Patricia L. Tate, staff assistant VI in 
Applied Research Lab. 
Erin D. Weaver, staff assistant IV in 
Housing and Food Services. 
Mary R. Wile, assistant director. 
Annual Giving, in Division of Devel- 
opment and University Relations. 
Marcia K. Williamson, staff assistant 
VI at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Christina R. Wilusz, senior technician 
specialist in Research and Graduate 

Pamela S. Wolgemuth, buyer II at The 
Hershey Medical Center. 

Tech Service 

Timothy E. Bruce, janitorial worker in 
Housing and Food Services at Penn 
State Altoona Campus. 
Linda D. Copley, media and steriliza- 
tion attendant group leader at The 
Hershey Medical Center. 
Lori L. Cramer, janitorial worker in 
Office of Physical Plant. 
Richard L. Ertley, preventative main- 
tenance worker in Office of Physical 

Steven F. Flick, lead groundskeeper, 
Golf Course, in Intercollegiate Athlet- 

Harvey R. Hoffman, maintenance 
worker. Fire Extinguisher, in Office of 
Physical Plant. 

Leroy M. Inhoff, maintenance worker 
A in Office of Physical Plant. 
Bryan D. Kinsey, group leader. Land- 
scape A, at Penn State Berks Campus. 
Robert L. Laird, janitorial worker in 
Office of Physical Plant. 
Patricia D. Miller, operator B, Cen- 
tralized Copy Center, in Business Ser- 

Intercom ~r 
September 28, 1995 ' 

Penn Staters 

Ram B. Bhagat, associate professor of 
engineering science and mechanics, 

presented a paper at the 7th Japan- 
U.S. Conference on Composite Materi- 
als, sponsored by the japan Society for 
Composite Materials, at Doshisha 
University in Kyoto. His paper, co- 
authored by graduate student A Sin- 
haroy, was "Design and Analyses of 
Multilayered Graded Interphase in 
Titanium Matrix Composites." -Dr. 
Bhagat also chaired the session on 
Ceramic Matrix Composites. 

Leonid Berlyand, assistant professor 
of mathematics, presented an 
overview of his research at an interna- 
tional conference in Nice, France, 
titled "Eur Homogenization: Homog- 
enization and Applications to Materi- 
als Science." Dr. Berlyand was one of 
the four principal speakers represent- 
ing the United States. 

John M. Cimbala, associate professor 
of mechanical engineering, spent the 
summer at NASA Langley Research 
Center under a 1995 ASEE Summer 
Faculty Fellowship. Dr. Cimbala is 
performing direct numerical simula- 
tions of a turbulent far wake. 

Daniel Conway, associate professor of 
philosophy, presented an invited 
paper to The Nietzsche Society of 
Great TJritain, at the University of 
Hertfordshire, Watford, U.K. His 
paper, titled " Nietzsche's Dangerous 
Game," previewed the major themes 
of his forthcoming book under the 
same title, to be published in 1996 by 
Cambridge University Press. 

Cheng Dong, assistant professor of 
biaengiheering, has been selected to 
receive the 1995 Y.C. Fung Young 
Investigator Award by the American 
Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

The award recognizes Dr. Dong's 
innovative and strong research and 
publication record. Dr. Dong is an 
expert in the biomechanics of biologi- 
cal tissues and in blood and blood cell 

Wolfgang E. Ernst, professor of 
physics, recently presented two lec- 
tures while visiting Germany and 

In Germany, Dr. Ernst presented a 
colloquium titled "Laser Spectroscopy 
of Molecules, Clusters and Surfaces" 
at the University of Rostock; he also 
attended the 12th International Con- 
ference on Laser Spectroscopy in 
Capri, Italy. His invited lecture there 
was titled "Spectroscopy of Alkali 
Atoms and Molecules Attached to 
Highly Quantum Clusters." 

Philosophies of Library Programs, Col- 
lections and Services via Technology." 

Alireza Haghighat, associate profes- 
sor of nuclear engineering, and grad- 
uate students John Wagner, Bojan 
Petrovi and Heath Hanshaw received 
the "Best Benchmark Paper Award" at 
the International Conference on Math- 
ematic Computations, Reactor Physics 
and Environmental Analyses for their 
paper "Benchmarking of Synthesized 
3-D S n Transport Methods for Pres- 
sure Vessel Fluence Calculations with 
Monte Carlo." Dr. Haghihat also pre- 
sented an invited paper titled "S n Par- 
ticle Transport Methods on Distrib- 
uted Memory IBM SP1" at the 
Summer Computer Simulation Con- 
ference in Ontario, and another paper 
and a seminar at the 1995 X ENFIR/III 
ENAN Joint Conferences, in Aguas de 
Lindoia, Brazil. The paper was co- 
authored by Ronald E. Mattis, Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh, and Melissa A. 
Hunter, a doctoral candidate in 
nuclear engineering. 

Elizabeth Hanley, assistant professor 
of exercise and sport science, has been 
appointed to a two-year term as U.S. 
representative to the International 
Olympic Academy Alumni Associa- 

Richard Fitzsimmons, associate 
librarian at the Penn State Worthing- 
ton Scranton Campus, gave a presen- 
tation at the Baltic Studies Conference, 
"Small Nations and States," co-spon- 
sored by the Latvian Academy of Sci- 
ences and held at the University of 
Latvia, in Riga, Latvia. 

The title of Mr. Fitzsimmons' pre- 
sentation was "Administrative 

Loukas Kalisperis, associate professor 
of architecture in the College of Arts 
and Architecture's Department of 
Architecture, has been named techni- 
cal chair for the international ACA- 
DIA '95 conference to be held at the 
University of Washington at Seattle in 
October. ACADIA, the Association 
for Computer Aided Design in Archi- 
tecture, provides a forum for the pre- 
sentation and discussion of innovative 
application and integration of com- 
puter technology in architectural edu- 
cation and practice. Dr. Kalisperis also 
was named guest editor for the journal 
Automation in Construction, published 
by Elsevier Publishing, Switzerland. 

Pierre Kerszberg, associate professor 
of philosophy, is the winner of the 
1995 Arnold Reymond Prize for the 
best book in philosophy of science 
over the last 10 years. The book is The 
invented Universe, published by 
Oxford University Press, 1989. 

Edward H. Klevans, professor and 
department head. Nuclear Engineer- 
ing Department, has been appointed 
chair of the Education and Training 
Division of the American Nuclear 

John Lennox, associate professor of 
microbiology at the Penn State 
Altoona Campus, was selected to 
receive the two-year college Biology 
Teaching Award sponsored by the 
C.V. Mosby Publishing Co. and the 
National Association of Biology 
Teachers. The award recognizes excel- 
lence in two-year college biology 

Three members of the Department of 
Materials Science and Engineering 
have been elected as Fellows of the 
Electrochemical Society. 

Digby D. Macdonald, professor of 
materials science and engineering and 
director of the Center for Advanced 
Materials, was cited for his "wide 
range of theoretical and experimental 
contributions to electrochemistry and 
the applications of the science and 
technology to corrosion and battery 

Howard W. Pickering, Distin- 
guished Professor of metallurgy, was 
honored for his "contributions to the 
understanding of corrosion processes 
and long-time contributions to the 
journal and to the society." 

Karl E. Spear, professor of ceram- 
ic science, was named in recognition 
of "his work in. ..understanding the 
high-temperature behavior of dynam- 
ically reacting heterogeneous sys- 

Robert E. Newnham, Alcoa Professor 
of solid state science at the [ntercollegg 
Materials Research Laboratory, pre- 
sented an invited lecture on "Struc- 
ture-Properly Relationships in Sensors 
and Actuators" at the annual meeting 
of the American Crystallographic 
Association, in Palais des Congres, 
Montreal. He also completed a lecture 
tour of Germany under sponsorship of 
the Alexander von Humboldt Society. 
This summer he visited the Max- 
Planck-Institute at Stuttgart, the 
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramics 
Research at Dresden, the Freiberg 
Mining Institute in Freiberg, and the 
Daimler-Benz Aerospace groups in 
Friedrichschafen and Ulm, where lec- 
tures were given on "Ceramic Sensors 
and Actuators." 

M. Nouri, professor of mathematics, 
visited England, (Cambridge, London 
and Oxford University) where he pre- 
sented a paper and lectured in the 
First International Conference on the 
Mathematic's of Neural Networks and 

Ganapati P. Patil, distinguished pro- 
fessor of mathematical statistics and 
director of the Center for Statistical 
Ecology and Environmental Statistics, 
is editor of the journal Environmental 
and Ecological Statistics. According to 
its publishers, the journal is of interest 
to environmental scientists, ecologists, 
statisticians, and anyone interested in 
the collection and evaluation of envi- 
ronmental and ecological data. It is 
published by Chapman & Hall of Lon- 
don, England. 

Jorge Pullin, assistant professor of 
physics and a researcher in the Center 
for Gravitational Physics and Geome- 
try at Penn State, recently presented a 
lecture "during the 6th Canadian Con- 
ference on General Relativity and Rel- 
ativistic Astrophysics, held in Freder- 
icton. New Brunswick, Canada. The 
title of his lecture was "Colliding 
Black Holes: Surprising Success of 
Linearized Theory." 

Spiro Stefanou, associate professor of 
agricultural economics, presented a 
series of lectures on productivity, 
innovation and technical change as 
visiting research professor at 
Wageningen Agricultural University 
in The Netherlands and as visiting 
professor of economics at the Institute 
for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Aus- 

Bemhard Tittmann, Si hell Professor 
in engineering science and mechanics, 
gave invited lectures at two interna- 
tional conferences. He spoke on 
"Ultrasonics Sensors for Process Mon- 
itoring and Control" at the Interna- 
tional Conference on Acoustics and 
Ultrasonics in Gdansk, Poland; and 
gave an invited presentation on "High 
Temperature Applications of Ultra- 
sonics and Acoustic Emissions" for the 
Advanced School on Sensors for 
Process Monitoring and Quality Con- 
trol, in Alberta, Canada. 

Marcus H. Voth, professor of nuclear 
engineering and director of the Radia- 
tion Science and Engineering Center, 
presented a paper on "Effects of Aging 
on U.S. University Research Reactor 
Programs" at the International Atom- 
ic Energy Agency in Hamburg, Ger- 

Dr. Voth, who chairs the Universi- 
ty Reactor Support Committee of the 
National Organization of Test, 
Research and Training Reactors, also 
served as the U.S. representative for 
university research reactors and a 
panelist at an agency seminar on 
"Management of Aging of Research 

Steven M. Weinreb, Russell and Mil- 
dred Marker Professor of natural 
products chemistry and head of the 
Department of Chemistry, recently 
presented two international plenary 

In Taiwan, Dr. Weinreb attended 
the 15th International Congress of 
Heterocyclic Chemistry and presented 
a lecture titled "Synthetic Applications 
of a Novel Pericyclic Imino Ene Reac- 
tion of Allenyl Silanes," 

While in Hong Kong, he gave a 
talk titled "New Methods for Alkaloid 
Total Synthesis" at the Hong Kong 
International Symposium on Hetero- 
cyclic Chemistry. 

Paul S. Weiss, associate professor of 
chemistry, has been selected to serve 
on the Defense Science Study Group, a 
program of education and study 
directed by the Institute for Defense 
Analyses (IDA) and sponsored by the 
Advanced Research Projects Agency 

Robert Yarber, assistant professor of 
art in the College of Arts and Archi- 
tecture's School of Visual Arts, had a 
one-person exhibition, "Robert Yarber 
Recent Paintings," at the Patricia 
Faure Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif. 

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Faculty composers 
to give concert Oct. 1 

Homebrew, a concert of music by 
School of Music faculty composers, 
will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, 
Oct. 1, in the College of Arts and 
Architecture School of Music Recital 
Hall on the University Park Campus. 

Newcomer Paul Barsom's "On 
Imminent Rays" for cello and piano 
will be performed by Kim Cook and 
Carl Blake. Burt Fenner's 'The 
Sprightly Companion" for oboe and 
electronic tape will be presented by 
Timothy Hurtz. Mr. Hurtz will also 
perform Alex Hill's "Five Ballet Exer- 
cises (for Andrea)." Homebrew will 
conclude with a performance by Jan 
Wilson, mezzo-soprano, singing 
Bruce Trinkley's frothy "Songs for the 
End of the Recital," with Robert Long, 
piano. This presentation revives a 
long-standing Penn State music tradi- 
tion of faculty composer concerts. 

The recital is free to the public. 

"Terrestrial Bodies" 

'Terrestrial Bodies," an exhibition fea- 
turing an eclectic group of 13 New 
York City artists, will be on display in 
Zoller Gallery on the University Park 
Campus from Sunday, Oct. 1, through 
Sunday, Nov. 5. 

The artists featured in the exhibi- 
tion have been loosely grouped 
together as "figurative painters." 
Artists included are: Chuck Agro, 
John Bowman, Peter Drake, Saxton 
Freymann, Eric Holzman, Catherine 
Howe, Kate Kuharic, Elizabeth Olbert, 
Michael Peglau, Chris Pfister, Peggy 
Preheim, Thomas Woodruff and Bren- 
da Zlamany. 

This event is sponsored by the 
Institute for Arts and Humanistic 
Studies, the College of Arts and Archi- 
tecture School of Visual Arts and the 
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 

Zoller Gallery is located in the 
Visual Arts Building, and is open 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Fri- 
day; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

The exhibition is free to the public. 

Centre Dimensions 
to perform Oct. 2 

Centre Dimensions, Penn State's jazz 
ensemble, will present a concert of big 
band jazz at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in 
the College of Arts and Architecture 
School of Music Recital Hall on the 
University Park Campus. The group 
is directed by School of Music faculty 
member Dan Yoder. 

The concert will be guest directed 
by John Daniel, also a member of the 
School of Music faculty. The concert 

will feature compositions by John 
Daniel, Thad Jones, George Gershwin, 
Ed Sarath, Robert Selander and Dan 
Yoder's arrangement of "The Song is 
You," Mr. Daniel, as well as members 
of the band, will be featured as 

The concert is free to the public. 

Essence of Joy 

Essence of Joy, a group of 40 singers 
directed by Anthony Leach, instructor 
in the College of Arts and Architecture 
School of Music, will perform for the 
Bach's Lunch concert on Thursday, 
Oct. 5, at 12:10 p.m. in the Helen Eakin 
Eisenhower Chapel on the University 
Park Campus. 

Mr. Leach organized Essence of 
Joy in 1991 to perform for the annual 
Forum on Black Affairs Martin Luther 
King Jr. banquet. The group's reper- 
toire emphasizes traditional and con- 
temporary gospel music from the 
African-American culture. Essence of 
Joy also performs secular music from 
this venue. 

The group has performed for cam- 
pus religious organizations and local 

The Oct. 5 concert will include 
three selections by Glenn Burleigh; 
"Everybody Rejoice" by Kenneth 
Louis; "Lift Him Up" by David Curry; 
and "Anticipation" by Michael 

The Bach's Lunch series is spon- 
sored by the College of Arts and 
Architecture School of Music and the 
University Lutheran Parish. The pro- 
gram is open to the public. 

Caribbean jazz 

The Caribbean jazz Project will per- 
form at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in 
Eisenhower Auditorium on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. 

The performance, which opens the 
Cool Heat series, is sponsored by the 
College of Arts and Architecture Cen- 
ter for the Performing Arts. 

The sextet features Paquito 
D'Rivera on saxophone and clarinet, 
Dave Samuels on vibes/ marimba, 
and Andy Narell on steel drums. They 
are backed by a three-piece rhythm 
section composed of piano, bass and 

Mr. D'Rivera, with more than 15 
albums in his discography, was a 
founding member of Dizzy Gillespie's 
United Nations Orchestra and has 
received a lifetime achievement award 
from Carnegie Hall. 

Mr. Samuels has been a member of 
the fusion group Spyro Gyra since its 
conception in 1977 and has played 
with such diverse acts as Chet Baker 
and Pink Floyd. 

The Modern Mandolin Quartet will perform 
at noon on Oct. 6 in the Wintergarden atrium 
of the Reed Union Building at Penn State 
Erie, The Behrend College. 

Photo: Cathy Gould 

Mr. Narell has honed the skill of 
steel pan, and was named "Best Mis- 
cellaneous Jazz Instrumentalist" in 
1990's Jazztime Critics' Poll. He has 
six solo albums to his credit. 

Tickets for the Oct. 5 performance 
are $17 for non-students; $13 for stu- 

For ticket information, contact the 
Center for the Performing Arts ticket 
center, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Monday through Saturday, (814) 863- 
0255. Outside the local calling area 
phone (800)ARTS-T1X. 

Depression-era prints 

An exhibit of prints depicting the coal 
industry in eastern Pennsylvania dur- 
ing the Great Depression is being held 
in Pattee Library's West Lobby Gallery 
through Oct. 31. The display gathers 
works from the College of Earth and 
Mineral Sciences' Steidle Art Collec- 
tion and Pattee Library's Fine Prints 

The prints were produced in the 
late 1930s by Michael J. Gallagher, an 
artist from Scranton. Mr. Gallagher 
worked for the Works Progress 
Administration before the outbreak of 
World War II. His prints capture the 
harsh reality of the miner's work and 
the dreariness of life in Pennsylvania's 
coal towns. 

The display was assembled by Eric 
J. Schruers, a doctoral candidate in the 
Art History Department. Mr. Schruers 
is preparing a catalog of the Steidle 
Collection that will be published in 
conjunction with the fall 1996 exhibit 
of the collection's paintings at the 
Palmer Museum of Art. 

Musical performance 
at Behrend Oct. 3 

The music of Cecilia's Circle, high- 
lighting the works of female com- 
posers of the Baroque era, will be fea- 
tured after the Madrigal dinner at 
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, 
on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Admission to the 
8 p.m. performance, which will be 
held in the Dobbins Hall gazebo, is 

The ensemble, named for the 

patron saint of music, is known for its 
fresh approach to long-forgotten man- 
uscripts written by women. Using the 
harpsichord, violin, viola da gamba, 
baroque cello and their voices, the 
four women of Cecilia's Circle have a 
repertoire which also includes 
medieval chants, troubadour songs 
and dance. 

For more information about the 
performance or the Madrigal dinner, 
contact the Office of Student Activities 
at (814) 898-6171. 

Stick Moves at Behrend 

Physical comic Dan Kamin brings his 
usual blend of comedy, stunts and 
tricks to Penn State Erie, The Behrend 
College at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. 
The performance, which is free to the 
public, will be held in Bruno's Night 
Club on campus in the Reed Union 

Mr. Kamin has performed at both 
the White House and Lincoln Center 
and is known for the physical comedy 
routines he created for Johnny Depp 
in Benny and Joon, and Robert Downey 
Jr. in his Oscar-nominated role as 

Wintergarden Series 

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 
announces the sixth season of its pop- 
ular series, Music at Noon: The Logan 
Wintergarden Series. The series, made 
possible through a grant from the 
Harry A. Logan Jr. Foundation, is 
designed to expose audiences to clas- 
sical music in an informal setting. 

All of the concerts, which take 
place at noon in the Wintergarden atri- 
um of the Reed Union Building, are 
free to the public. Audience members 
are encouraged to bring a brown-bag 
lunch. Scheduled to perform this year 

■ The Modern Mandolin Quartet, 
Friday, Oct. 6. Winner of a 1995 
National Endowment for the Arts 
grant, the quartet is frequently heard 
on National Public Radio's "Weekend 
Edition" and "Performance Today." 

■ The Kandinsky Trio, Tuesday, 
Oct. 24. The group debuts its new 
'Tales of Appalachia" performed with 
storyteller Connie Regan-Blake. 
"Tales" is arranged by two-time 
Grammy winner Mike Reid. 

■ Ethos Percussion Group, Mon- 
day, Nov. 13. Whether sounding the 
Odiako — giant drums pounded by 
madmen to signal the beginning of 
battle — or stroking a temple block — 
a drum in the shape of a fish to sym- 
bolize wakeful attention — Ethos 
entertains and educates. 

■ New Arts Six, Thursday, Feb. 
29. Six women dedicated to preserv- 
ing African-American music, poetry 
and literature. 

■ Brentano String Quartet, 
Wednesday, March 27. Winner of the 
1995 Naumburg Chamber Music 
Award, the world-class quartet has 
been featured on "Great Performers at 
Lincoln Center." 

■ Meridian Arts Ensemble, Tues- 
day, April 16. The eclectic ensemble 
will present musical selections span- 
ning six centuries. 

University Park Calendar 

I Hall- Penn State Faculty 


Thursday, September 28 

The Center tor Women Students, noon, 
120 Boucke 8!dg. Sabrina C. Chap- 
man on "PSU History: Past. Present 
and Future." 
Bach's Lunch Concert, 12:10 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Chapel. The Penn State Bas- 
soon Ensemble. 
Friday, September 29 
Palmer Lecture, 1:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon 
Auditorium. "Glenn Willumson on "Pho- 
tography Since World War II." 
■ Gallery Talk, 3 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Debra Greenleat on 
"African Headrests." 
Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Bldg. Roger Downs on 
"'Geopolitics': The Politics of Geogra- 
phy Education." 
School of Music, 8 p.m., Eisenhower Audi- 
torium. Penn State Philharmonic. 
Saturday, September 30 
82nd Annual Horticultural Show, Ag 

Arena. Through Oct. 1. 
Office for Minority Faculty Development 
Workshop, 9 a.m., 114 Kern Bldg. 
Hector Flores on "Publishing." Call 
Mary Leone at 863-1 663 by Sept. 26 to 
Sunday, October 1 * "Terrestrial Bodies." featuring 1 3 New York City 

■ Palmer Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Au- Gal,ery on ,he Univer s*ty Park Campus. 
ditorium. "Africa: The King and the 

School of Music, 4 p.m. 

Composers' Concert. 
Monday, October 2 

■ Comparative Literature, 12:15 p.m., 101 Kern Bldg' 
Thomas Hale on "The Roots of the Term 'Griof." 

School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Centre Dimensions. 

Thursday, October 5 

Bach's Lunch, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel. 

Nelson W. Taylor Distinguished Lectures, 4 p.m., 112 Kern 
Auditorium. Thomas Eagar on "Whither Advanced Materi- 
als and the Future of Metals." 

■ Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m.. Eisenhower Chapel. 
Caribbean Jazz Project. Call 863-0255 for tickets. 

Friday, October 6 

■ Gallery Talk. 2 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Museum. 
Sarah Andrews on "African Art at the Palmer Museum." 

Nelson W. Taylor Distinguished Lectures. 3 p.m., 112 Kern 
Auditorium. Thomas W. Eagar on "The Science of Weld- 
ing and Joining Processes." 

Geography's Coffee Hour. 3:30 p.m.. 206 Walker Bldg. Gre- 
gory Elmes on "Uncertainty in a Decision Support System: 
Outwitting the Wily Gypsy Moth." 

University Resident Theatre Company, 8 p.m., Pavilion The- 
atre. "Tamer of Horses." by William Mastrosimone. 
Through Oct. 14. For tickets call 863-0255. 

Saturday, October 7 

■ Gallery Talk, 1 1 :30 a.m.. Christoffers Lobby. Palmer Muse- 
um. Debra Greenleaf on "African Headrests." 

Sunday, Octobers 

■ Film, 2 p.m.. Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. "Africa: The Bible 

Center for the Performing Arts, 3 p.m., Eisenhower Auditori- 
um. "Pippi Longstocking," American Family Theatre. For 
tickets call 863-0255. 

School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Susan Boardman, soprano. 


Thursday, September 28 

Gravitational Physics and Geometry, 11:30 a.m., 339 Davey 

Lab. John Friedman on "Two Component Spinors on 

Time Non-Orrentable Spacefimes." 
Friday, September 29 
Econometrics. 3:30 p.m.. 123 Chambers Bldg. Michael P. 

Keane on "The Career Decisions of Young Men." 

isplay Oct. 1 through Nov, 5 at Zoller 

Kenney on "Effects of Aging on Regu- 
lation ot Temperature and Body Fluids 
in Hot Environments." 

Accounting Research. 3:30 p.m.. 333 
Beam BAB. Christopher Ittner on "The 
Choice of Performance Measures in 
Annual Bonus Contracts." 

Friday, October 6 

Agronomy, 3:35 p.m., 107 ASI. Scotl 
Harkcom on "25 Years of Crop Rota- 
tion Research," 


Friday, September 29 

PA Ceramics, 40 attendees, Penn State 
Scanticon. Through Sept. 30. 

Thursday, October 5 

Strategies for Successful Education of 
Health Care Providers, Penn State 
Scanlicon. For information call 863- 



"Morning Edition," Mon.-Fri„ 6-9 a.m. 
"Performance Today," Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. 
"All Things Considered," Mon.-Fri., 5-7 

p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 5-6 p.m. 
"Weekend Edition," Sat. & Sun., 8-10 a.m. 
"Fresh Air wilh Terry Gross," Mon.-Fri 4- 


Wooden birdhouses by Vicki Sellers are on display through 
Oct. 24 in the Kern Exhibition Area on the University Park 

Aerospace Engineering, 3:35 p.m.. 215 Hammond Bldg. 
Benhe Qu on "Deployment Dynamics of a Dumbbell Satel- 
Agronomy. 3:35 p.m.. 101 ASI. Egide Nizeyimana on 'Char- 
acteristics of Soils with Variable Charge." 
Philosophy, 4 p.m., 124 Sparks Bldg. Shannon Duval on 

"Wittgenstein and the Future of Philosophy." 
Tuesday, October 3 

Chemical Engineering, 10 a.m., Paul Robeson Cultural Cen- 
ter Auditorium. Donald L. Koch on "What Is So Puzzling 
About Hydrodynamic Diffusion?" 
Biology, 4 p.m., 8 Mueller Lab. Austin Hughes on "Disease 
and Evolution: Natural Selection at the Major Histocom- 
patibility Complex Loci of Vertebrates." 
Geosciences, 4 p.m., 26 Hosier Bldg. Rob van der Voo on 
"From Rodinia to Pangaea: The Paleozoic Wilson Cycle." 
Graduate Program in Nutrition, 4 p.m., S-209 Henderson 
Bldg. South. Sujatha Sundaram on "An llumorigenic 
Properties of Allyl Sulfur Compounds in Garlic." 
Wednesday, October 4 
Gerontology Center, noon. 101 H&HD Bldg. East. W. Larry 

"Odyssey Through Literature with S. 
Leonard Rubenstein," Weds.. 7 p.m. 
"Car Talk," Fri., 7 p.m. and Sun.. 6 p.m. 
"Living On Earth." Mon., 7 p.m. 
"Piano Jazz with Marion McPartland," Mon., 8 p.m. 

_ "Thistle & Shamrock," Sun., 4 p.n 


HUB Browsing Gallery: 

Oil paintings by Joanne Landis, through Oct. 22. Paintings 
consist of abstract impressionism full of round female 
forms in vivacious colors. 

HUB Formal Gallery: 

Paintings by Frank Diaz Escalei, through Oct. 21. Paintings 
reflect lifetime experiences. 

HUB Reading Room: 

■ "Israel: Archaeology Irom the Air." 25 placarded aerial pho- 
tographs of major Israeli sites, in honor of Jerusalem's 
3.000-year anniversary, through Oct. 5. 

Kern Exhibition Area: 

Wooden birdhouses by Vicki Sellers, through Oct. 24. 

Jewelry by Shirley Greenlaw, through Oct. 15. Jewelry is 

made of fine porcelain. 
Photography of Genevieve Durang , through Oct. 24. 
Palmer Museum: 
"Psalms," non-objective paintings by West Coast painter John 

McDonough. through Oct. 1. 

■ "Sleeping Beauties: African Headrests Irom the Jerome L. 
Joss Collection at UCLA." through Dec. 3. 

"Photographs from the Permanent Collection," 20 pho- 
tographs from the Palmer Art Collection, through Jan. 14. 

Zoller Gallery: 

"Terrestrial Bodies." Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Features an 
eclectic group of 1 3 New York City artists. 

I Reflects an international perspectiv 


Information Penn State 

Call 863-1234. and enter the number ol the message you 
wish to hear. Messages are listed in the front of the tele- 
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Arts Line — 345; University Calendar — 456. 

September 28 to October 8 

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Continuing education policy 
symposium at Scanticon 

Indiana University professor 
leads off cognition lectures 

rof i 

The origi 

theory of human devel- 
opment, Esther Thelen, 
professor of psychology 
at Indiana University, 
will present a lecture, 
"The Central Role of 
Movement in the Devel- 
opment of Perception 
and Cognition," at 4 
p.m. Thursday, Oct, 12, 
in 101 Kern on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. 

According to Dr. 
Thelen, development is _ 
a nonlineir dynamic ^^^^^^^ The series is made 

process. Her' model is Eslher The,en possible through a 

based on her own pio- grant from the 

neering observations of the develop- Research and Graduate Studies Office 
ment of infant perceptual -motor of the College of the Liberal Arts. 

SmithKline president featured at 
first Russell S. Marker lecture 

Dr. Thelen is presi- 
dent-elect of The Inter- 
national Society for 
Infant Studies and co- 
author of A Dynamic 
Systems Approach to the 
Development of Cogni- 
tion and Action (MIT 
Press, 1994). Her talk 
is the first of four in a 
Distinguished Cogni- 
tive Speakers Series to 
be held at University 
Park this academic 

George Poste, president and chairman 
of research and development at 
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, 
will deliver the first Russell S. Marker 
Lecture in Molecular Medicine on Fri- 
day, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in 104 Keller Con- 
ference Center on the University Park 

His lecture, titled "Genomics and 
the Evolution of Molecular Medicine," 
is sponsored by the Eberly College of 
Science and is open to the public. A 
reception for the speaker will begin at 
3:30 p.m. in 104 Keller Conference 

. Dr. Poste has been credited 
for inaugurating the collaboration 
between SmithKline and the Human 
Genome Science corporation (HGS), 
which has led to the first nearly com- 
plete database of expressed human 
genes, some 86,000 in number. 

In addition to his position with 
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, 
Dr. Poste is a research professor of 
pathology and laboratory medicine at 
the University of Pennsylvania, a 
research professor of cell biology at 

the University of Texas, M. D. Ander- 
son Cancer Center in Houston and a 
member of the board of SmithKline 
Beecham Corp. 

He was educated in England, 
where he received a doctorate in vet- 
erinary medicine in 1966 and a doc- 
torate in virology in 1969 from the 
University of Bristol. 

Dr. Poste joined SmithKline & 
French Laboratories in 1980 and held 
several senior research and develop- 
ment posts before the merger of 
SmithKline Beckman and Beecham 
Pharmaceuticals in 1989. In 1992 he 
was appointed to his current position 
and also to the board of directors of 
SmithKline Beecham Corp. 

Dr. Poste, a board-certified pathol- 
ogist, has published more than 290 sci- 
entific papers and has coedited 15 
books, primarily in the fields of cancer 
research and drug delivery. He is 
coeditor of the journals Cancer and 
Metastasis Reviervs and Advanced Drug 
Deliven/ Reviews and past chairman of 
the editorial board of the journal 

Continuing and distance education 
administrators and academic adminis- 
trators from 20 higher education insti- 
tutions nationwide will meet at The 
Penn State Scanticon on Oct. 1-3 to 
draft model policy statements 
designed to create a positive, support- 
ive culture for distance education in 
institutions of higher education. 

This is the first of three annual pol- 
icy symposiums planned at Penn State 
as part of the three-year AT&T Foun- 
dation-funded Innovations in Distance 
Education project. 

The symposium, aimed at elimi- 
nating institutional policy barriers, is 
a component of the $300,000 first-year 
grant from AT&T that also supports a 
University-wide faculty project to 
develop pedagogical principles for dis- 
tance education. 

Penn State invited the presidents 
of the Committee on Institutional 
Cooperation (CIC) and historically 
Black institutions, including Cheyney 
and Lincoln universities, to participate 
in the symposium. 

The symposium will focus on 
administrative and financial policy 
issues affecting distance education, as 
determined by a Delphi study con- 
ducted among all participating insti- 
tutions. Other areas of concern to be 

Sociology lecture in Harrisburg Oct. 18 

Alan Booth, professor of sociology, 
will discuss "Where is the American 
Family Headed and What Does It 
Mean?" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednes- 
day, Oct. 18 at the Penn State Harris- 
burg Eastgate Center. 

The talk, free to the public, will 

describe long-term and current trends 

with respect to marriage delay, cohab- 

• itation, divorce, remarriage, single 

mothers and non-marital childbear- 

ing. The implication of these trend; 
for the well-being of adults and chil- 
dren will be highlighted, as well as a 
review of some of the factors that 
might affect the course of current 
trends. The session will conclude with 
a discussion about the impact of cur- 
rent and proposed policy. 

To ensure adequate seating, regis- 
tration is necessary. Call the center at 
(717) 772-3590. 

addressed in the future include facul- 
ty incentives and rewards and cur- 
riculum policies. 

The symposium format will 
involve a series of group sessions, 
where participants will identify key 
policy issues affecting distance educa- 
tion, evaluate options, develop model 
policy statements and recommend 
future steps to be taken. Participants 
also will establish an ongoing network 
to facilitate communication about pol- 
icy changes in distance education. 

Symposium results will be pub- 
lished in the American Center for the 
Study of Distance Education's Ameri- 
can Journal of Distance Education. 

Participating institutions are: 
Cheyney University, Coppin State 
College, Hampton University, Indiana 
University, Bloomington, Lincoln Uni- 
versity, Michigan State University, 
North Carolina A&T State University, 
Northwestern University, Penn State, 
Purdue University, Spelman College, 
Tennessee State University, The Ohio 
State University, University of Chica- 
go, University of Illinois, Urbana- 
Champaign, University of Iowa, Uni- 
versity of Michigan, University of 
Minnesota, University of Wisconsin- 
Madison and Xavier University of 

Series highlights human 
development intervention 

Three distinguished researchers in the 
field of developmental intervention 
will present lectures at the University 
Park Campus this fall, as part of the 
Edna P. Bennett Lecture Series on 
human development intervention. 
The series, sponsored by the Depart- 
ment of Human Development and 
Family Studies in the College of 
Health and Human Development, 
will highlight contemporary advances 
in methods for enhancing individual 
development and family functioning. 

Funding for the series comes from 
an endowment established by Penn 
State alumni Edna P. and C. Eugene 
Bennett. The main purpose of the 
Bennetts' $1.5 million gift is to estab- 
lish the Edna P. Bennett Endowed 
Chair in Intervention Research in the 
Department of Human Development 
and Family Studies. 
Speakers in this Fall's lecture series 

■ "Development and Evaluation 
of a Theory Driven Prevention Pro- 
gram for Children of Divorce," pre- 
sented by Irwin Sandler, professor of 
psychology, Arizona State University, 
4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 301 Hetzel 
Union building. 

■ "Remembering to Take Med- 
ications: Development of Successful 
Interventions," presented by Denise 
Park, professor of psychology, Uni- 
versity of Michigan, 4 p.m. Monday, 
Oct. 23, 301 Hetzel Union building. 

■ "School-based Programs to 
Promote Social Competence and Pre- 
vent High-Risk Behavior," presented 
by Roger Weissberg, professor of 
psychology, University of Illinois at 
Chicago, 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 301 
Hetzel Union building. 

The Department of Human Devel- 
opment and Family Studies is inter- 
nationally known for interdiscipli- 
nary programs that promote healthy 
development of families and individ- 

It has scholars in psychology, soci- 
ology, anthropology and the medical 
sciences, and is rated among the 
nation's best in life span develop- 
ment, family studies and develop- 
mental research methodology. 

Each lecture in the Edna P. Ben- 
nett Lecture Series will be preceded 
by a reception at 3:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact 
Sheila Bickle, (814) 863-0241, or 

September 28, 1995 

More Lectures 

Future of metals is topic of 
Taylor distinguished lectures 

Thomas W. Ka&ar UaaJ nt tu n n 1 . _,.. . . 

Thomas W. Eagar, head of the Department of Mate- 
rials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, will visit the Uni 
Park Campus Oct. 5 
and 6 to present the 
Nelson W. Taylor 
Distinguished Lec- 
tures, a series spon- 
sored by the Depart- 
ment of Materials 
Science and Engi- 
neering in the Col- 
lege of Earth and 
Mineral Sciences. 

Dr. Eagar, who 
is known widely for 
his work on the join- 
ing and bonding of 
materials, particular- 
ly the welding of Thomas W. Eagar 
metals, will speak on 
'Whither Advanced Materials and the Future of 
Metals" at 4 p.m. Oct. 5, in 1 12 Kern Auditorium and 
on 'The Science of Welding and Joining Processes" 
at 3 p.m. Oct. 6, in 112 Kern Auditorium. 

Throughout his distinguished 20-year career. Dr. 
Eagar has been a member of the MIT faculty. In 1990 
he was named the Richard P. Simons Professor of 
metallurgy and in 1993, the POSCO Professor of 
materials engineering. He served as director of the 

MIT Materials Processing Center from 1991-1993, 
and was named department head in 1995. 

Among Dr. Eagar-s many honors are the Charles 
H. Jennings Memorial Medal, the Warren F Savaee 
Award the William Irrgang Award, and the 
William Spraragen Award of the American Welding 
Society, the Henry Marion Howe Medal of ASrl 
International and the Champion H. Mathewson 
Gold Medal of TMS-AIME. 

He served as Houdremont Lecturer of the Inter- 
n.itional Institute of Welding in 1990, and as the 
Comfort A. Adams Lecturer of the Amen, an Weld- 
ing Society in 1993. 

Dr. Eagar is a Fellow of ASM International and 
of the American Welding Society and a registered 
professional engineer. He serves as a member of the 
National Research Council Committee on Unit Man- 
ufacturing Process Research, and the Panel for the 
NIST Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, 
and as a committee member and adviser of the 
Welding Research Council, the Edison Welding 
Institute and the American Welding Society. He is a 
member of the advisory and technical review board 
for Materials Technology. 

The Taylor Distinguished Lecture Series was 
established in 1965 to honor the memory of Nelson 
W. Taylor, head of the Department of Ceramics 
from-1933 to 1943. The series has consistently attract- 
ed scientists and engineers of the highest calibre lo 
discuss their work. 

Department of Comparative Literature 
lunchtime lecture series to begin Oct. 2 

A lunchtime program, sponsored by the Depa, >- 
ment of Comparative Literature, is being held this 
fall on Mondays from 12:15 to 1:20 p.m., in 101 Kern 
Graduate Building on the University Park Campus. 

Participants can buy lunch in the Kern cafeteria, 
or bring their own. Coffee and tea are provided. 

The program schedule follows: 

■ Oct. 2: Thomas Hale, professor of African, 
French and comparative literature, discusses "The 
Roots of the Term 'Griot.'" 

■ Oct. 9: Robert Lima, professor of Spanish 
and comparative literature, talks about "Eye of the 
Beholder: Poems and Photographs." 

■ Oct. 16: Linda Ivanits, associate professor of 
Russian and comparative literature, discusses 
"Superstition in the 19th Century Russian Novels." 

■ Oct. 23: Kang Liu, assistant professor of 

omparative literature and Chinese, speaks on 
"Cultural Studies in Contemporary China." 

■ Oct. 30: Alan Knight, professor of French, 
talks about "Faded Pageant: The End of the Mys- 
tery Plays in Lille." 

■ Nov. 6: Susan Scaff, assistant professor of 
comparative literature, discusses "Thomas Mann 
and Music." 

■ Nov. 20: Davida Chamey, associate profes- 
sor of English, discusses "Students; Epistemolo- 

■ Nov. 27: Don Kunze, associate professor of 
architecture and integrative art, talks about "The 
Electronic Text and Comparative Literature." 

■ Dec. 4: Richard Kopley, associate professor 
of English, discusses 'Toe's Tell-Tale Heart' in 
Hawthorne's 'Scarlet Letter.'" 

Xerox Awards Day lecture planned for Oct. 4 

Mark Myers, senior vice president for corporate 
research and technology at Xerox Corp., will 
speak at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in 189 
Materials Research Laboratory, as part of the 
19th Annual Xerox Awards Day, where doctoral 
and master's degree candidates and their advis- 
ers are honored for their research efforts. 

Dr. Myers is part of the seven-member cor- 
porate office responsible for leadership and 
strategic direction of the company. 

He is responsible for worldwide research and 

technology, including the corporate research 
centers, architecture and standards, advanced 
technology and competency development and 
new markets exploration and development. 

Since joining Xerox in 1964, he has held a 
variety of research and engineering positions. He 
was named to his current position in 1992. 

Dr. Myers holds a bachelor's degree from 
Earlham College and a doctorate in materials 
management from Penn State. 

The event is open to the public. 

Child Development 
Lab open house set 

The Child Development Laboratory, which has pro- 
vided day care on the University Park Campus lor 
hundreds of young children over the past 66 years, 
is holding an open house in October. 

The open house will be held from 10 am to 2 
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, during Fall Alumni Week- 
end. Coordinator Linda Duerr and current staff 
members will be on hand, and organizers will have 
display, and activities highlighting the CDL's mul- 
tiple roles: a high-quality early childhood program 
a setting for research and a site for the education of 
undergraduate and graduate students. 

Alumni who worked in theCDL when they were 
students have been invited to the open house, and 
the public is welcome as well. 

The lab, part of the College of Health and Human 
Development, was officially established in 1929 as 
the Pennsylvania Male College Nursery School, and 
was located in the former Sparks I louse on the 
northern part of campus. 

It has been in continuous existence since 1948 
making it the longest operating preschool in State 
College and among the oldest laboratory preschool-. 
in the nation. 

Today the preschool — now called the Child 
Development Laboratory — is located on the ground 
floor of Henderson Building South. 

Adjacent to it is a playground donated in 1990 by 
University graduates Edna Peterson Bennett and C 
Eugene Bennett. 

The CDL, operated by the Department of Human 
Development and Family Studies, currently serves 
38 children ages 3 to 6. 

It recently announced plans to add a classroom 
to serve infants and toddlers as well. The new class- 
room will open Sept. 1, 1996; applications for enroll- 
ment will be accepted beginning Jan. 1. 

Arts and Humanistic 
Studies seeks director 

The Intercollege Research Programs is seeking appli- 
cations and nominations for the position of director 
for the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies. 

This is a half-time position and candidates 
should hold the rank of full professor at Penn State, 
have a distinguished record of academic and schol- 
arly achievement, have a broad range of cultural 
interests and preferably some experience in admin- 

More information about the position and the 
institute may be obtained from William D. Taylor, 
director, Intercollege Research Programs, 205 Kern 
Building, by phone at (814) 865-6305, e-mail 
WDTlSpsuvm and fax (814) 863-7801. 

Application and nomination materials, including 
a curriculum vitae and the names of three references, 
should be sent to William D. Taylor at the above 
address by Oct. 27. It is expected that the new direc- 
tor will assume the position Jan. 1. 

Leave of absence OK'd 

This additional leave of absence for the College of 
Agricultural Sciences has been approved: John M. 
Halbrendt, associate professor of plant pathology, to 
define the plant/parasitic nematode- problems that 
limit vegetable and rice production in the Philip- 
pines and to initiate a research program to develop 
nematode management techniques compatible with 
Philippine agricultural practices in Nueva Eciia, 
Philippines. . 

Would like to carpool from State College to Pittsburgh 
every weekend. Leave on Friday and return on Sun- 
day. Call Manju at 865-0378 or 237-8515. 

Jonathon H. Merritt 

Iry Intercom 
^ September 28, 1995 

Joint appointment announced 

Jonathon H. Merritt has a new joint appointment with 
the Division of Undergraduate Studies and the College 
of Earth and Mineral 
Sciences as director of 
academic advising for 
the college and senior 
DUS coordinator. He 
will direct the EMS Stu- 
dent Center. He suc- 
ceeds Garry L. Burkle 
who is now director of 
enrollment services for 
the University. 

Mr. Merritt has 
been an instructor in 
the college's Depart- 
ment of Meteorology 
since 1984 and coordi- 
nator of the Weather 
Station since 1986. In 

the Weather Station, he worked with the University 
community and the public, maintained the local cli- 
matic database and satellite imagery archives, super- 
vised a staff of student assistants and served as adviser 
to the student-run Campus Weather Service. 

Over the past several years, he has served the 
Department of Meteorology as an undergraduate 
adviser and admissions officer, scheduling officer, 
supervisor of the summer internship program and 
supervisor of the graduate student teaching assistants 
for the general education meteorology practicum. 

He has taught a range of courses in Meteorology, 
including introductory forecasting and analysis, intro- 
ductory synopbc and dynamic meteorology and core 
synoptic meteorology. In 1994 the endorsement of the 
students in meteorology led to his successful nomina- 
tion for the college's Wilson Award for Outstanding 

Prior to joining the Penn State faculty, Mr. Merritt 
held positions as caseworker in the Family Service of 
Rochester, N.Y., and as substance abuse counselor for 
the East Irondequoit New York Central School District. 

He holds a B.A. degree in history from Brown Uni- 
versity and an M.S. in meteorology from Perm State. 

New director joins 

Facilities Engineering Institute 

James R. Myers, a professional engineer, has been 
named director of the Facilities Engineering Institute, 
housed in the Department of Architectural Engineer- 
ing- , , 

As director, Mr. Myers oversees a staff of^seven 
engineers and an annual budget of approximately 

The Facilities Engi- 
neering Institute pro- 
vides technical assis- 


■ to i 

; thaj 

physical plant facilities 

throughout Pennsylva- 
nia. Institute specialty 

areas include HVAC 

(heating, ventilation 

and air-conditioning), 

central boiler plants, 

water treatment and 

electrical distribution 

systems. The institute 

also offers continuing 
education programs in 
facilities operation and 
maintenance for government and industrial sponsors. 
During his career at the Facilities Engineering Insti- 
tute, Mr. Myers has been involved in a variety of pro- 
jects. He is the principal investigator in a Polish/ Amer- 
ican joint venture that reduces pollution from coal-fired 
boiler plants in Poland sponsored by the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Energy. Some of his other projects include 
working to develop major modifications to Pennsylva- 
nia coal specifications and procurement practices, and 

James R. Myers 

initiating a program that uses nondestructive ( 
tion techniques to study the useful life of existing state- 
owned boiler plants in Pennsylvania. The latter project 
extended the life of the plants, improving efficiency and 
saving millions of dollars. 

In 1990, he received the PFMA Outstanding 
Achievement Award for advancing the planning and 
operations of Pennsylvania physical plant facilities and 
was recognized by the Pennsylvania Energy Office for 
his outstanding contribution to their boiler efficiency 

Mr. Myers joined the Institute in 1985 as a mechan- 
ical engineer and has served as the acting director for 
the past six months. Before coming to Penn State, he 
worked for Greeley and Hansen Engineers, Chicago, as 
a design engineer, and for United Conveyor Corp., 
Deerfield, 111., as a project engineer /manager. 

An environmental engineering graduate of Cornell 
University, he received a master's in architectural engi- 
neering from Penn State. 

Penn College appoints 
new associate deans 

Pennsylvania College of Technology has appointed 
three new associate deans as part of a reorganization of 
its academic affairs area. 

James D. Naas, formerly assistant dean for the Con- 
struction and Design Technologies Division, has been 
promoted to associate dean for technology education. 
The new position was created to provide strong cur- 
riculum leadership, business and industry affiliation, 
technical program articulation and leadership in the 
redefinition of technology education. 

James E. Cunningham, formerly director of com- 
puter services, is now associate dean for information 
technology. The new position will allow for focused 
leadership and collaboration of various college services 
and operations including computer services, the college 
library, telephone operations, instructional technology 
and media services. 

Larry L. Michael has been promoted from director 
to associate dean for the college's Technology Transfer 
Center and Continuing Education. An auxiliary opera- 
tion of Penn College, the center has grown substantial- 
ly in recent years. 

The three new associate deans will report to Davie 
Jane Gilmour, vice president lor academic affairs, and 
they will form an Academic Council along with Wayne 
R, Longbrake, dean of instruction. 

Filling the assistant dean roles open as a result of 
the promotions and departures are Edward J. Hayes, 
former division director of the Industrial and Engi- 
neering Technologies Division, who will now serve as 
assistant dean for Construction and Design Technolo- 
gies; and Terry A. Girdon, professor of business admin- 
istration, now serving as assistant dean for Business and 
Computer Technologies. 

Associate dean named 

in College of Communications 

Jorge Reina Schement has been appointed associate 
dean for graduate studies and research /professional 
development for the College of Communications. He 
will serve as a consultant to the graduate program dur- 
ing the 1995-96 academic year before joining Penn State 
full time in August. 

Dr. Schement is currently an associate professor in 
Rutgers' School of Communication, Information and 
Library Studies with a joint appointment in the Depart- 
ment of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies. 
Before teaching at Rutgers, he served on the faculties of 
the University of Texas, USC and UCLA. 

A national leader in telecommunications policy and 
information studies, Dr. Schemenf s research addresses 
the question of the social and policy consequences of 
the production and consumption of information. 

At the invitation of the chairman of the Federal 
Communications Commission, Dr. Schement served as 
director of the FCCs Information Policy Project in 1994. 
His policy research contributed to a 1990 Supreme 
Court decision in which Justice William J. Brennan cited 

Dr. Schemenf s research in order to establish evidence 
that minority broadcast station owners are more likely 
to hire minorities in managerial positions, thus increas- 
ing diversity among broadcasting decision makers 
(Metro Broadcasting 
Inc. v. Federal Com- 
munications Commis- 
sion etal.). In 1980, Dr. 
Schement was Presi- 
dent Carter's nominee 
for Federal Communi- 
cations Commissioner. 

He has served on 
advisory panels to the 
Office of Technology 
.Assessment of the 
United States Congress 
and to the United 
States Commission on 
Civil Rights in the , 
wake of civil distur- Jorge Reina Schement 
bances in Los Angeles. 

Dr. Schement has published numerous articles, 
reports and papers, and he is currently writing another 
book. The Wired Oistle: Information Technology and the 
Transformation of the American Home. He has written two 
books that have been published this year: Tendencies and 
Tensions of the Information Age (Transa 1995) and Toward 
an Information Bill of Rights mid Responsibilities (Aspen 
Institute, 1995). Previously, he published Betiueen Com- 
munication and Information (Transaction, 1993), Compet- 
ing Visions, Complex Realities: Social Aspects of the Infor- 
mation Society (Ablex, 1988), The International Flow of 
Television Programs (Sage, 1984), Telecommunications Pol- 
icy Handbook (Praeger, 1982), and Spanish-Language 
Radio in the Southwestern United States (Texas, 1979). 

Dr. Schement earned a B.B.A. in management from 
Southern Methodist (1970), an M.S. in marketing from 
the University of Illinois (1972) and a Ph.D. in commu- 
nication from Stanford University (1976). 

Governmental Affairs 
director comes on board 

Anthony E. Wagner, director of legislative relations in 
the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been appoint- 
ed director of legislative affairs in the Office of Govern- 
mental Affairs. David R. Schuckers, special assistant to 
the president for governmental affairs, said Mr. Wagn- 
er will be a liaison between the University and the fed- 
eral government with primary emphasis on Capitol Hill. 
Mr. Wagner, a U.S. Navy diver from 1979-1983, is a 
1987 Penn State graduate with a B.A. degree in political 

From 1989 to 1991, he served as a fiscal policy spe- 
cialist in the Governor's Office of the Budget, and horn 
1991-1993, he was executive assistant to Michael H. 
Hershock, secretary of the budget. In that capacity, he 
assisted in the development, implementation and eval- 
uation of fiscal policy 
related to the operating 
and capital budget of 
the Commonwealth. 

In 1993-1994, Mr. 
Wagner was deputy 
secretary for adminis- 
tration in the Pennsyl- 
vania Department of 
Agriculture, where he 
was responsible for 
budget and finance, 
personnel, contracting 
and procurement, leg- 
islative relations, elec- 
tronic data processing, Anthony E. Wagner 
fleet and administra- 
tive services and the Pennsylvania State Farm Show 
Complex. He joined the College of Agricultural Sci- 
ences staff this year. 

As a Perm State undergraduate, he was a Universi- 
ty Scholar and graduated cum laude. 

Faculty/Staff Alerts 

September 28, 1995 

Benefits review 

Faculty and staff members are 
reminded that during November each 
year they have the opportunity to 
make changes to their University-pro- 
vided benefits to be effective the fol- 
lowing January. While the benefits 
information material will not be 
mailed until the last week in October, 
all eligible employees are urged to 
begin thinking about their current 

In addition to assessing current 
participation, please consider the fol- 

■ Benefit information packages, 
including a statement of current bene- 
fits, will be sent to your campus mail- 
ing address. To receive your benefits 
information in a timely manner, your 
campus address must be current. Your 
Human Resources representative can 
help with this, if necessary. 

■ Benefit confirmation statements 
will be mailed to home addresses at 
the end of the switch enrollment peri- 
od. To receive your confirmation state 
ment in a timely manner, your home 
address must be current. The only 
method for changing home address is 
to complete a new W4 form. 

■ Participation in Flexible Bene- 
fits Option I allows you to pay your 
premiums for University health care 
and life insurance benefits with pre- 
tax dollars, which increases your net 

■ Participation in Flexible Bene- ~ 
fits Option II, for medical expense 
reimbursement, and Option III, for 
dependent care reimbursement, 
allows you to pay for medical expens- 
es not covered or for costs for depen- 
dent care with pre-tax dollars, which 
increases your net income. Options II 
and III require annual re-enrollment. 
If you do not complete an option form 
for 1996, you will not have deductions 
for that option. 

■ The ability to change the 
amount contributed to either medical 
expense reimbursement or dependent 
care reimbursement accounts is 
severely restricted by IRS regulations. 
Changes may be made only within 60 
days of an IRS defined qualified 
change in family status. 

■ Benefit Open Houses will be 
held at University Park from 8 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, in 101 Kern 
Building. Staff members from the 
Employee Benefits Division will be 
available to answer questions regard- 
ing benefit choices. There also will be 
representatives from HealthAmerica, 
the Ritenour Pharmacy (Maintenance 
Prescription Drug Plan/MPDP), the 
SERS and TIAA-CREF retirement sys- 
tems, the five tax-deferred annuity 
companies, the Health Promotion 
office and the Child Care Program Ser- 
vices office. 

■ Faculty and staff at other cam- 
puses may attend sessions at their 
locations. Times and dates will be 
announced at each campus location. 

Questions regarding the switch 
enrollment period should be directed 
to the Employee Benefits Division at 
(814) 865-1473 or by E-mail at 

Learn about 
electronic resources 

The University Libraries is offering a 
series of seminars during October to 
help library users learn more about 
the growing number of databases 
accessible through the Library Infor- 
mation Access System (LIAS) and on 
CD-ROM. LIAS searching techniques 
will also be presented. For more infor- 
mation about the seminars, which 
cover a wide range of areas from arts 
and architecture to education, to the 
social sciences, contact Joyce Combs 
at (814) 863-0325 or by E-mail at Seating is limit- 
ed; early registration is encouraged. 

Internet seminars 

The University Libraries and Comput- 
er and Information Systems are offer- 
ing a number of seminars on the Inter- 

The wide-ranging Internet net- 
work is changing fast and is the cur- 
rent foundation for the Information 
Superhighway. The InterNexus semi- 
nar is designed to provide a few of the 
basic concepts and skills needed to 
successfully navigate the Internet, 
'istration is not required for this 

■ InterNexus (Walk-in partici- 
pants are welcome.) Sec. 4, Oct. 16, 
Sec. 5, Oct. 24, 6:30-8 p.m., 101 Class- 
room Building, University Park Cam- 

Once you have attended the 
InterNexus seminar, more advanced 
seminars are available. Participation in 
these seminars requires some basic 
knowledge of the Internet and regis- 
tration is required for hands-on ses- 
sions. To register contact Jean Cowher 
at (814) 863-4356 or by E-mail at 

■ Introduction to World Wide 
Web/Gopher, Sec. 2, Oct. 12, 6:30-8 
p.m., 101 Classroom Building. 

■ Introduction to the World 
Wide Web/Gopher Using Macintosh 
Computers (This is a hands-on ses- 
sion. Registration is required and lim- 
ited to 15.) Sec. 1, Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m., 
117 Wagner Training Center 

"You Can Ask 

Me About AIDS" Network 

"HIV/AIDS: Spread Facts, not Fear," a 
workshop aimed at preparing faculty 
and staff to become members of the 
University's "You Can Ask Me About 
AIDS" Network, will be held at the 
University Park Campus Thursday, 
Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, in 319 
Rider Building. All are encouraged to 

The workshop will enable partici- 
pants to become more comfortable 
sharing factual information about 
HIV/AIDS and identify campus and 
community resources for needs relat- 
ed to HIV/AIDS. 

Established by the Penn State 
HIV/STD Consortium, the network 
consists of people who voluntarily 
serve as points of contact for faculty, 
staff and students who have questions 

and concerns about HIV and AIDS. 
Upon completion of the workshop, 
participants may decide if they wish 
to become a member of the network. 
To register, contact Jan Hawbaker .it 
(814) 865-3085 or JQH3@psuadmin. 

National Technical 
Information Service 

The University Libraries has made 
available the National Technical Infor- 
mation Service (NTIS) database con- 
taining summaries of all the technical 
reports, software, datariles arid other 
materials acquired by NTIS since 1964. 
While the database is geared primari- 
ly toward engineering and the sci- 
ences, it also contains material per- 
taining to business, economics, 
government policy, sociology and 

There are almost 2 million items in 
the database and more than 200 feder- 
al agencies represented, including 
NASA, the Environmental Protection 
Agency, the National Institutes of 
Health and the departments of 
Defense, Energy, Commerce, Agricul- 
ture, the Interior, Labor, Transporta- 
tion and Health and Human Services. 
This NTIS database complements the 
University Libraries collections of 
NTIS materials, which contain 500,000 
technical reports and other items 
housed in the Engineering Library, as 
well as in the Earth and Mineral Sci- 
ences Library and the Documents Sec- 
tion of Pattee Library on the Universi- 
ty Park Campus. 

Conflict of interest 
regulations for research 

The Public Health Service (PHS) and 
the National Science Foundation 
(NSF) have issued their final regula- 
tions regarding conflict of interest. The 
goal of these policies is to protect gov- 
ernment-sponsored research from bias 
caused by the financial interests of 

The PHS published its final regu- 
lations in the July 11 issue of the Fed- 
eral Register. In the same issue, the NSF 
published an update of its regulations, 
originally published in the June 28, 
1994, Federal Register. 

Throughout this period, the Uni- 
versity Faculty Senate Committee on 
Research (SCOR) and the Administra- 
tive Committee on Research (ACOR) 
have directed the development of the 
University's policies, aimed at com- 
plying with these new regulations. 
The policy is effective Oct. 1. 

For the text of the policy, which is 
applicable to all sponsored project pro- 
posals, access the Research and Tech- 
nology Transfer Organization home 
page on the World Wide Web at URL 
or contact Robert Killoren, director 
of the Office of Sponsored Programs, 
at (814) 865-3396 or by E-mail: 

Continuing and Distance 
Education workshops 

Continuing and Distance Education 
will hold the following workshops 
and conferences: 

■ Strategies for Successful Edu- 
cation of Health Care Providers, Oct. 
5-6 at The Penn State Scanticon. 

This interdisciplinary program is 
designed to help educators develop 
skills that can be used in a variety of 
clinical and classroom settings. 

For more information, contact 
Chris Faust at (814) 863-1009. 

■ 1995 Penn State Education 
Summit, Collaborating for the 
Planned Curriculum, Oct. 13-14 at 
The Penn State Scanticon. 

The conference will focus on 
themes related to collaborating for the 
planned curriculum. 

For mOre information, contact 
Judy Hall at (814) 863-5130. 

■ Impact of Work on Older Indi- 
viduals, Oct. 16-17 at The Penn State 

This conference will examine how 
the workplace impacts older individu- 
als and will consider the consequences 
of retirement when viewed as a loss of 
a stimulating influence. 

For more information, contact 
Judy Hall at (814) 863-5130. 

■ CREAD 95, An International 
Distance Education Conference for 
Educators and Industry Representa- 
tives, Oct. 23-25 at The Penn State 

CREAD 95, through telecommuni- 
cations technology, will join nine 
international sites throughout the 
Western Hemisphere to produce 
action plans addressing local and 
regional distance education needs. 

For more information, contact 
Judy Hail at (814) 863-5130. 

■ Plastics Recycling: Meeting the 
Demand Video Conference, Nov. 1, 
live via satellite at Penn State Erie, The 
Behrend College; Great Valley, Penn 
State Harrisburg, University Park and 
Wilkes-Barre campuses; and the Mon- 
roeville Center for Continuing and 
Graduate Education. 

This conference will present com- 
prehensive coverage of the issues 
involved in creating a cost-effective 
supply of quality recycled plastics. 

For more information, contact Jean 
McGrath at (800) 252-3592. In State 
College call 863-8306. 

■ Science, Technology and 
Islamic Values: Building Ties into 
the 21st Century, Dec. 1-3, at The Penn 
State Scanticon. 

This international conference will 
bring together scholars trained in 
Islamic science and philosophy with 
practitioners in the fields of economic 
development and technology transfer. 
If you are unable to attend the 
three-day coiilerum...', registration for 
the Friday evening reception dinner 
and presentation is available. 

For more information contact Judy 
Hall at (814) 863-5130. 

h a Intercom 

,H September 21, 1995 

Delegation to help 
celebrate exchange 
program's anniversary 

Insect Fair fare 

One of the attractions at the Great Insect Fair, held Sept. 23 in and around the Agncultural 
Sciences and Industnes Building on the University Park Campus, was the assortment ol edi- 
ble insects thai attendees could try. The insect delicacies were cooked up by a University 
enlomologisl tor the well-attended fair, which also featured tours of the Frost Entomological 
Museum, art projecls and informational sessions 

Photo: Howard Nuemberger 

News in Brief 

Stone Valley fall programs 

The Stone Valley Recreation Area, 
17 miles south of University Park 
just off of Route 26, offers many 
year-round and seasonal recreation 
activities and facility rentals. 

■ Fall recreation activities include 
canoe, rowboat, paddleboat and sail- 
boat rentals, sailing lessons (group 
and private), fishing and hiking. 

■ Fall programs include: group 
hayrides, fall foliage hayrides, 
group night hikes and group night 

■ Facility rentals include the 
C.E. Lodge (year-round). Experi- 

mental Forest Lodge (April-October) 
and pavilion (April-October). These 
facilities provide accommodations 
for group retreats, conferences and 
social events. 

Cabins (year-round) provide 
overnight accommodations for fam- 
ilies or small groups. 

All of the rental facilities provide 
comfortable/rustic accommodations 
away from the busy atmosphere of 
town and campus. 

For additional information or to 
have a copy of the fall program list- 
ing mailed to you, call (814) 863- 

In celebration of a collaborative edu- 
cational venture that has spanned two 
decades, a delegation of visitors from 
the University of Leeds, England will 
visit Penn State from Oct. 1-4. 

Marking the 20th anniversary of 
the Leeds/Penn State Exchange Pro- 
gram, the delegation will combine 
meetings with John A. Brighton, 
executive vice president and 
provost, and group task force meet- 
ings with social events. 

Since- 1976-77 when the first 
group of Penn State architectural 
engineering students headed to 
Leeds, more than 275 architectural 
engineering students have studied 
at the University of Leeds. In addi- 
tion to the architectural engineering 
program, which has also accepted 
exchange students from Leeds, Penn 
State has expanded the program to 
include civil engineering students 
(61 since 1985), electrical engineer- 
ing students (five since 1991-92) and 
mechanical engineering students 
(seven since 1993-94). 

Since 1984-85, 54 full-time stu- 
dents from a variety of majors have 
attended Leeds as a part of the 
exchange. In all, more than 400 
Penn State students have studied in 

Beyond the student exchanges, the 
two universities recently established a 
Joint Task Force to investigate the 
number of future collaborative oppor- 
tunities, including promoting dis- 
tance teaching of engineering courses, 
outreach and undergraduate recruit- 
ment in Asia. The Joint Task Force 
held its first meeting in June via a Pic- 
Tel linkup. Increased use of this tech- 
nology will be a major topic of dis- 
cussion during the visit. Additional 
meetings and commemorative events 
will take place when the delegation 
from Penn State visits Leeds in May 

Headed by Joseph DiGregorio, 
associate dean in the College of Engi- 
neering, the Penn State contingent 
includes: Ronald Filippelli, associate 
dean in the College of the Liberal Arts; 
Norman Freed, associate dean in the 
Eberly College of Science; Paul A. 
Seaburg, head, Architectural Engi- 
neering; Howard E. Wray III, associ- 
ate dean, Undergraduate Education; 
and Michael Laubscher, director, 
Office of Education Abroad Programs. 

Those visiting from Leeds will 
include: Stan Brown, pro-vice chan- 
cellor; David Birchall, deputy regis- 
trar; and Tony May, dean, faculty of 

Harrisburg board chairman announced 

Harrisburg attorney Gerald Morri- 
son, a shareholder of Buchanan Inger- 
soll's Harrisburg office, will serve as 
chairman of the Penn State Harrisburg 
Board of Advisers for the coming year. 
Napoleon Saunders, business 
administrator for the City of Harris- 
burg, is vice chair and William Christ, 
senior vice president and chief financial 
officer of Hershey Foods, is treasurer. 

Outgoing chairman Keith Clark, 
president of the law firm of Shumaker 
Williams, P.C., will serve as immedi- 
ate past chair. 

Second terms on the board were 
endorsed for LeGree S. Daniels, gov- 
ernor, U.S. Postal Service; Caroline 
Diamond Harrison, general manager, 
The Patriot News Co,; and Marcia 
Wharton, speaker/ consultant. 


Two Cooperative Extension agents honored 

Two members of the University's 
Cooperative Extension staff are among 
84 agents in the United States who 
received Distinguished Service 
Awards, and one agent is among 60 in 
the country to receive a national 
Achievement Award. 

Eugene Schruman, Indiana County 
extension agent, and J. Lee Miller, 
Beaver County extension director, were 
both honored with Distinguished Ser- 
vice Awards, while Patricia Gordon 
Anderson, Clarion County extension 
agent, was recognized with an Achieve- 

The awards recognize individuals 

for "outstanding educational contribu- 
tions and accomplishments. 

The Achievement Award is given to 
agents with less than 10 years of ser- 

Mr. Miller, a member of the exten- 
sion staff for 26 years, was instrumental 
in developing the Master Gardener Pro- 
gram where 70 master gardeners have 
graduated and contributed 3,000 vol- 
unteer hours. 

Mr. Schruman has been a member 
of the extension staff for 16 years. He 
has been instrumental in development 
of the dairy calf and heifer educational 
program in Indiana County. Through 

his leadership, the Indiana County pro- 
gram became a statewide initiative. Mr. 
Schruman has provided leadership an 
developing regional adult education 
and 4-H dairy programs and has devel- 
oped a strong 4-H tractor safety pro- 

Ms. Gordon Anderson provides 
leadership in the development of the 
Clarion County Farmers' Market Asso- 
ciation. She also initiated a Master Gar- 
dener Program and served as the 4-H 
coordinator. She has also provided 
leadership to regional career programs 
for teens based on the NACAA Dow 
Study Tour concept. 

honored with 
AlChE award 

Arthur Humphrey, profes- 
sor of chemical engineering, 
has received the 1995 F. J. 
and Dorothy Van Antwer- 
pen Award of the American 
Institute of Chemical Engi- 

Dr. Humphrey will 
receive a plaque and $5,000 
at the AIChE's annual meet- 
ing in November. The 
award recognizes his out- 
standing record of service to 
the institute. 

Focus On 


Greener grass not always 
better for the environment 

It's been about 20 years 
since a group of well- 
intentioned Boy Scouts 
introduced an ornamental 
European grass called 
Phragmites australis to 
Presque Isle, near Erie, in 
an attempt to control sand 
erosion. Today, Phrag- 
mites {pronounced "frag- 
mighties") is on a biologi- 
cal rampage, invading not 
only Presque Isle but area 
wetlands and uncultivated 
spaces where it crowds 
out native plants and 
destroys potential wildlife 

"One of the biggest 
environmental problems 
we face today is the 
destruction of native 
species by exotic plants 
and animals," Pamela 
Botts, assistant professor 
of biology at Penn State 
Erie, The Behrend College, 
said. "Anything out of its 
natural place or time can 
create a domino-like set of 

Just how big a problem 
is or may be created by the 
plumed cane, which can 
reach heights of 20 feet, is 
what freshman biology 
major Daniel Murray Jr. 
intends to .explore over the 
next few years under Dr. 
Bott's tutelage. 

Increasingly popular as 
an element in decorative 
landscaping, there are sev- 
eral characteristics of 
Phragmites that make it a 
particularly persistent and 
successful natural habitat 
assailant. Phragmites pro- 
duces fluffy seed pods 
that easily ride a breeze 
and travel to new loca- 
tions. It also propagates 
by sending runners under- 
ground and above ground, 
producing new shoots and 
roots as the runners push 
in all directions from the 
parent plant. The parent 
plant also acts as a lifeline 
to the new shoots if out- 
lying conditions are not 
favorable, allowing a plant 
to stretch under a road- 
way, if necessary, before 
sprouting a "clone" of 
itself through the earth on 
the other side. 

Biology major Darnel Murray fr., left, and Pamela Rott*, assistant professor of biologif at 
Penn State Erie, Vie Behrend College, examine a patch of Phragmites. 

Photo: Grcj; Grieco 

The plant's method of 
duplication is therefore 
very efficient, Dr. Botts 
said, but also very risky in 
the sense that large 
clumps of plants may be 
genetically identical. 
Other plants that spread 
primarily through seed 
distribution have slightly 
varied genetic codes 
which allow some part of 
the species to survive 
should changes in habitat 

After researching exist- 
ing studies in scientific 
journals on Phragmites, 19- 
year-old Mr. Murray 
decided to study how the 
cane grows and spreads, a 
project that will take three 
years to complete. 

"I haven't found any- 
thing else that is quite the 
same as the approach I am 
taking," he said. Mr. Mur- 
ray has selected six, half 
meter sites — three with 
existing stands of the 
grass, three with the 
potential for invasive- 
movement — which he 
staked out and document- 
ed in early April to collect 
his baseline data. 

His research ultimately 
will postulate potential 
techniques to clamp down 

on the spread of this grass, 
asking where in its life 
cycle the plant is most vul- 
nerable to failure to thrive. 
He is carefully delineating 
and recording how estab- 
lished stands of Phragniiio 
compare with new stands 
and how both the spread 
and existence of the plant 
change the environment. 

Phragmites reaches 
heights that dwarf a 
grown man and becomes 
so dense it is nearly 
impenetrable. The shade 
it creates eliminates the 
chance that native plants 
can establish a foothold 
because sunlight doesn't 
reach the ground. Dr. 
Botts suspects that because 
of its height and thickness, 
it also may act as a barrier 
to organisms and animals 
moving between habitats. 
In addition, Phragmites 
often competes with 
native plants — such as 
cattails — for the same 

Exotic (non-native) 
species are introduced 
both purposely and by 
accident. Most recently, 
zebra mussels came to the 
Great Lakes in the ballasts 
of ships and are now caus- 
ing extensive e 

damage by clogging pipes, 
ruining other shoreline 
structures and killing 
native clams and mussels. 
In Florida, ecological bal- 
ance in the extensive 
waterways is threatened 
by the spread of live 
aquarium plants, animals 
and non-native fish being 
dumped into the system, 
she said. 

"Such encroachment 



immediate probli 
when non-native species 
could be released, we need 
to think carefully whether 
potential short-term bene- 
fits, perhaps in relation to 
economics, outweigh the 
long-term costs," Dr. Botts 
said. * "It's very easy for 
things to be transported 
and transplanted through- 
out the world, but it is 
very difficult to control 
the sites once they are 

"The world has gotten 
too small. Non-native 
species have become so 
commonplace that it is 
often hard to tell what is 

2 and j 

, but 

the proble 

ated < 

Tricia Wood DeMarco 

September 28, 1995 


do more 

dole out 

Leadership in the workplace means 
more than just telling people 
what to do, then rewarding the best 
and brightest workers with promo- 
tions and plum assignments. 

"True leadership calls for an 
exchange of viewpoints between 
supervisor and worker, exemplified 
by the leader-member exchange 
(LMX) model used successfully in 
Japan," David V. Day, assistant pro- 
fessor of psychology, said. "Unlike 
other approaches to leadership, LMX 
asserts that supervisors should form 
a unique working relationship with 
each subordinate." 

Dr. Day and Charlotte R. Gerst- 
ner, doctoral student in psychology, 
found thai tht' most effective work- 
place leadership combines two styles, and transformational. ' 

Transactional leaders exchange 
highly-valued rewards (e.g. promo- 
tions, raises, good assignments) for 
more work, loyalty and commitment 
from followers. 

In contrast, transformational lead- 
ers appeal to ethical values to com- 
municate a vision to followers and 
then work with them to achieve high- 
er levels of morality and motivation. 

"It is unlikely that supervisor- 
employee relationships based exclu- 
sively on transactional exchange can 
ever result in a more efficient or 
pleasant workplace," Dr. Day said. 



examines attitudes 

study of racial attitudes sugge 

.that large Black populations pro- 
voke negative reactions among local 
Whites, especially outside the South. 

In contrast, the study shows that 
sizable Latino or Asian-American 
communities do not provoke the 
same negative reaction among White 

Marylee Taylor, the study's 
author and associate professor of 
sociology, said that for most racial 
opinions, negative views among the 
Whites peak in areas where the Black 
population is above the national 
average. The study compared nation- 
wide survey responses from 1,150 
White adults with their local census 
data. Dr. Taylor said job competition 
is not the issue. 

"Status may be at stake," she 
said. "Whites may bolster their self- 
concepts by distancing themselves 
from Blacks. 

"Or, Whites may fear loss of 
political control when the number of 
Black residents expands." 

September 28, 1995 

University is ranked among nation's most efficient 

The University Park Campus is 
ranked fhe eighth "most efficient" 
national university, according to the 
Sept. 25 issue of U.S. Neios and World 
Report magazine. 

The new efficiency rankings are 
based on a school's overall quality 
ranking in relation to the school's 
expenditures per student. 
The U.S. News b World Report rank- 
ings "provide a realistic measure of 
where students can get the best edu- 
cation for the money," according to 
the magazine. "Only schools that fin- 
ished in the top half of the magazine's 
quality rankings of national universi- 
ties and liberal arts colleges were con- 
sidered as potential best values." 

Penn State is the only Pennsylva- 

Smeal College 
earns No. 8 
spot in survey 

The Smeal College of Business Admin- 
istration was eighth among the 
nation's public business schools in 
U.S. News and World Report's first-ever 
national survey of undergraduate 
business programs. 

The college also was the highest 
ranking public business school in Hie 

U.S. News said The Smeal College 
was tied overall for 11th among the 
294 public and private undergraduate 
business programs accredited by the 
American Assembly of Collegiate 
Schools of Business. The rating placed 
Penn State in the upper 4 percent of all 
accredited schools. 

Earning a score of 3.4 (of 4.0), Penn 
State's b-school was ranked with New 
York University, Purdue University, 
the University of Southern California 
and the University of Texas at Austin. 
Topping the ratings in a tie for first 
place were the University of Califor- 
nia at Berkeley and the University of 

Penn State, which serves more 
than 3,800 undergraduates at the Uni- 
versity Park Campus, was among four 
Pennsylvania schools to make the 
rankings, along with Penn, Carnegie 
Mellon University (third) and the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh (16th). 

The U.S. News rankings were 
based on a survey of deans and direc- 
, tors of AACSB- accredited undergrad- 
uate business programs. These indi- 
viduals were asked to rate the 
reputation of each school in one of 
four tiers. A first-tier rating was 
assigned a value of four points, the 
second tier three points and so on. 
Points were then totalled and divided 
by the total number of individuals 
who selected that school. 

The Smeal College's executive pro- 
grams are regularly ranked among the 
international leaders in their field and 
the MBA program is rated as one of 
the up-and-comers. 

nia institution in the ranking of top 10 
most efficient national universities. 

"We are pleased to see that our 
value and efficiency are recognized 
among the best in the nation," said 
President Graham Spanier. "Penn 
State has made major contributions to 
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
and the nation, while operating under 
modest state appropriations." 

Tuition increases at Penn State 
have been less than the national aver- 
age during the past several years. 

"As we continue to seek increased 
public and private support for Penn 
State, I want to say with conviction 
that we are operating as efficiently and 
responsibly as possible. Our strategic 
planning programs and efforts at Con- 

tinuous Quality Improvement are 
bringing results, " he said. 

This is the second year Penn State 
was cited in the magazine's ranking as 
eighth most efficient in the nation. 

"Penn State has worked hard to 
accommodate the rising costs of high- 
er education," Dr. Spanier said. "To 
minimize tuition increases and to 
insure that the taxpayers of the Com- 
monwealth receive the best possible 
value for their investment, the Uni- 
versity continually evaluates its 
expenditures, reallocates funds inter- 
nally and holds cost increases to only 
the most critical operating needs. As a 
result, Penn State is an extremely cost- 
efficient university." 

In a survey of Big Ten universities 

plus the universities of Maryland and 
Virginia, total expenditures per stu- 
dent the University Park campus were 
lower than all but one of the 12 insti- 
tutions. When all Penn State campus- 
es were included, Penn State ranked 
12th out of 12. 

In another analysis, Penn State's 
instructional costs per student in vari- 
ous academic disciplines were com- 
pared with those of 14 other public 
universities belonging to the Associa- 
tion of American Universities Data 
Exchange that have similar depart- 
ments. Penn State's instructional costs 
ranked below the average in all 14 
individual academic disciplines, and 
the University was 12 percent below 
the average across all disciplines. 

Autumn activities 

Stone Valley Recreation Area otters a variety ot year-r 
please see page 14. 

including boat rentals. For a list of fall programs. 
Photo: Greg Grieco 

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October 5, 1995 

Volume 25, Number 8 

We care! 

Joining nearly 4,000 volunteers (or the United Way's annual Day of Caring on Sept. 27 were, (ram left, George Moellenbrock, director of cor- 
porate and foundation relations, Brad Choate, associate vice president for development and university relations, David Lieb, director of devel- 
opment, and Robert Groves, executive director of University development. The four men, who helped erect playground equipment for the 
Infant Evaluation Program, were part of a crew of 31 Penn Staters from Development and Alumni Relations, plus six lion ambassadors and 
nearly 25 employees of Coming Asahi Video Products Co. of State College at the site. This project was one of 120 projects across Centre 
County. Photo: Greg Grieco 

University Cancer Center established 


part of the 

igoing effort to 

The f'ght a disease that 

Milton S. strikes three out of 

H-rshu* every four families in 

Medical m ° re than 10 ° devas " 
H tating forms, the Penn 
■■H State University Can- 
cer Center has been 
established at The Hershey Medical 

The center, which encompasses 
faculty, nurses, staff and researchers 

who work throughout the Medical 
Center, serves as an overarching orga- 
nizational model that will allow more 
expanded research and treatment 
capabilities and services, and will help 
further collaborative efforts. 
h The center will be led by Dr. 
Rodrigue Mortel, associate dean and 
director. During his 23 years at Her- 
shey, he has been instrumental in 
advancing cancer research and treat- 
ment. As a legislative watchdog for 
the Society of Gynecologic Oncolo- 

gists, he has testified before healthcare 
agencies and Congress on issues 
affecting gynecologic oncology (the 
study of tumors) and led the society's 
efforts in establishing a gynecologic 
oncology section within the National 
Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer 

"The University Cancer Center 
will provide a multidisciplinary and 
integrated approach to cancer preven- 
tion, education, diagnosis and treat- 
See "Cancer Center" on page 2 

Airport to get 
$4.6 million 

The University has received nearly 
$4.6 million in federal funds for a run- 
way extension project at the Universi- 
ty Park Airport, part of a long-range 
improvement plan at that facility The 
money will pay for the first phase of 
construction of the estimated £18 mil- 
lion project. 

To help meet the growing demand 
for services and the higher number of 
aircraft — corporate aircraft in partic- 
ular — the runway is being extended 
from its current 5,000 feet to 6,700 feet. 
As the seventh busiest airport in 
Pennsylvania in terms of passengers 
per year, just behind Erie, the airport 
at University Park must improve gen- 
eral aviation and field maintenance 
facilities to keep up with demand, 
See "Airport" on page 2 

New vice provost 
begins duties Oct. 15 

Robert Secor, head of the Department 
of English and professor of English 
and American studies at Penn State, 
has been named vice provost, effective 
Oct. 15. 

"I am delighted that Bob Secor has 
agreed to serve in this key position for 
the University. His record of leader- 
ship as a chair of the Faculty Senate, 
his administrative experience ashead 
of a large and talented department 
and his record as an excellent teacher 
and a scholar make him a good fit for 
the position. I look forward to work- 
ing with him in this new capacity," 
John A. Brighton, executive vice pres- 
ident and provost, said. 

The vice provost assists the execu- 
tive vice president and provost in aca- 

See "Secor" on page 3 

Zoning made easy 

A team of researchers has 
developed a computer 
program to help residents 
understand their options 
in community growth and 
zoning decisions. For 
more details, see Focus 
on Research on page 15. 

Special Intercom Notice 

Because of the Thanksgiving holi- 
day, the Intercom deadline for the 
Nov. 30 issue will be Nov. 21 at 
noon, one day earlier than the 
regular deadline. Anyone with 
questions can contact the 
Intercom staff at (814) 865-7517. 


Hispanic Heritage 

Month 2 

News in Brief 4 

Golden anniversary.. ..5 
Faculty/Staff Alerts.. .10 

Awards 12, 13 

Appomiments 14 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in November 

"Hispanos Unidos en Diversidad" or 
"Hispanics United in Diversity" is the 
theme for the celebration of Hispanic 
Heritage Month, November 1995 at 
Penn State. 

President Graham B. Spanier will 
give the opening remarks at the kick- 
off ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 
Oct. 26, in 112 Kern Building at Uni- 
versity Park. Tomas Arciniega, pres- 
ident of California State University- 
Bakersfield, will be the keynote 

Hispanics comprise a complex 
mixture of ethnicity, race, culture and 
history. Language is a unifying factor, 
even though not all Hispanics speak 
Spanish. Amid this diversity within 
unity emerges something that is dis- 
tinctly "Hispanic." 

Hispanic Heritage Month is an 
outgrowth of the annual celebration of 
Puerto Rican Awareness Week, cele- 
brated since 1986. This monthlong 
series of events is designed to cele- 
brate the whole range of Hispanic cul- 
ture and life. Puerto Rican Awareness 
Week is scheduled for Nov. 13-17 and 
will include a high school college fair 

Celebration highlights 

■ "Catholicism & the Conquest of Mexico: Beginnings of Hispanic Cul- 
ture," presented by Andrew A. Sicree, from 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in 
the Paul Robeson Cultural Center. 

■ Hispanics in Science, presented by Carlos Castillo Chavez, at 3 p.m.. 
Tuesday, Nov. 7, in 323 E. Henderson; and again in a presentation by Lour- 
des Tinajero from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. 

■ Latin Jazz performance by Jerry Gonzalez at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 
11, in Eisenhower Auditorium. 

■ Puerto Rican Awareness Week video presentation: "La Murallas de 
San Juan" & "Lugares Turisticos de Puerto Rico" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 
14, in the Paul Robeson Cultural Center. 

■ Closing Ceremony/ Dance with live music at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at 
the Nittany Lion Inn. 

and a Puerto Rican food festival. 

Festivities scheduled throughout 
the month include music, art, food, 
history, culture and language of His- 
panics/Latinos in the Americas. Top- 
ics affecting Hispanics on the local, 
state, national and international level 
will be discussed in a series of work- 
shops, panel discussions and lectures. 

The Matson Museum of Anthro- 

pology in the Carpenter Building will 
mount three exhibits in November. 
One will explore the significant role of 
religious and village festivals in many 
Latin American societies by using 
masks, festival dress and musical 
instruments from Peru, Mexico, 
Bolivia and Guatemala. A second 
exhibit will highlight the creativity 
and skill of weavers in Mexican and 

Peruvian traditional societies. The 
third will look at the origin of corn 
agriculture in the Americas. The 
museum will also feature a month- 
long film series. 

Children's Day is set for 4 p.m., 
Nov. 5 in the HUB Ballroom. A Latino 
Talent Night, sponsored by the Latino 
Caucus, will be held on Nov. 10 at the 
Paul Robeson Cultural Center. Arturo 
Velazquez will give a talk on "Con- 
neciones Africans/African Connec- 
tions to Latino America" at 7 p.m. 
Nov. 6 in the Paul Robeson Cultural 

Hispanic Heritage Month activities 
are sponsored by the Office of the Vice 
Provost for Educational Equity, Paul 
Robeson Cultural Center, Multicultur- 
al Resource Center, Department of 
Electrical Engineering, Department of 
Anthropology, Population Research 
Institute, College n[ Education, Society 
of Hispanic Engineers and 
PRSA/Latino Caucus. 

For more information contact 
Latisha Mojica-Mejias at (814) 865- 
1764 or Luz Morillo-Lopez at (814) 

AAAIG conference at 
University Park Oct. 13-14 

As part of the Fall Alumni Weekend, Oct. 13-15 on the University 
Park Campus, the African American Alumni Interest Group 
(AAAIG) will hold a conference for its membership on Friday and 
Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14. AH alumni are invited to participate.' 

Conference events include $10 registration at the Ray Lounge 
in the HUB, a golf tournament Friday afternoon at the Penn State 
White Course, and a performance of the Dance Theatre of Harlem 
at 8 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium. 

Saturday conference sessions include "Attacks on Affirmative 
Action-Economic and Educational Impacts" and a panel discus- 
sion on 'Technology-Challenges and Employment," in the HUB 
Assembly Hall. The annual membership lunch meeting also will 
be held in the HUB. 

Closing out the conference will be a student group reception 
and a closing reception and dinner in the Mars Room, 
Findlay /Johnston Commons, East Halls. 

For more information on the conference, contact Cheryl 
Stringer, (814)865-3376. 

Diversity Briefs 

'Ethnic Man' at McKeesport 

Teja Arboleda as "Ethnic Man" brings his 
program Entertaining Diversity to the Penn 
State McKeesport Campus at 8:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Buck Union Build- 
ing. The program is open to the public. 

Mr. Arboleda is a professional televi- 
sion producer/director, writer, 
actor/ comedian, public speaker and visu- 
al artist. He is founder and president of 
Entertaining Diversity, which is committed 
to diversity awareness training through 
entertainment in the format of theatre, lec- 
tures and seminars. 

He is a liaison producer between tele- 
vision and video production companies in 
Japan and the U.S. In spring of 1994 he 

won an Emmy Award for public affairs 
programming. He served for two years as 
staff editor for the nationally acclaimed 
PBS documentary series, FRONTLINE. 

Cycling tour 

On Oct. 1 3-1 5, a group of students, faculty 
and staff will bicycle approximately 180 
miles from Washington, D.C. to Cumber- 
land, Md., to raise awareness and funds 
for a number of agencies related to the 
homeless and women's issues in Centre 
County. Last year, more than $6,000 was 

Anyone interested in participating or 
helping out can contact Ed Messersmith at 

Cancer Center 

continued from page 1 

ment, and follow-up care for children and 
adults, " Dr. Mortel said. He plans to 
accomplish this by focusing on inpatient 
and outpatient clinical services; communi- 
ty screenings; and public and continuing 
medical education. The center will also 
focus on research into the possible causes 
of cancer and the potential cures. 

Located in the middle of the state, the 
University Cancer Center will fill a void in 
cancer care for Central Pennsylvanians, 
who have had to travel to Pittsburgh or 
Philadelphia for treatment. 

Currently , the Cancer Center outpa- 
tient practice is located in Suite 1300 of the 
University Physicians Center; administra- 
tive offices are in Suite 2010. A sympo- 
sium, planned for Thursday, Nov. 9, in the 
Hospital Auditorium of The Hershey Med- 
ical Center, will be held to commemorate 
the official opening of the Cancer Center. 

The symposium, "From Bench to Clin- 
ic," will feature presentations by some of 
the nation's leading cancer researchers, 
who will address the latest developments 
in basic cancer research and their implica- 
tions for treating cancer patients. For more 
information about the symposium, speak- 
ers or registration fees, contact (717) 531- 


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In anticipation of these increases, the Board of Trustees in May 
approved revisions to the airport master plan that called for- the 
redesign of the area east of the main terminal building and south 
of Fox Hill Road, in addition to a runway expansion. A separate ter- 
minal is under consideration for the airport's general aviation area, 
as well as additional aircraft hangars and a new field maintenance 
building. Also, several old hangars and the existing general avia- 
tion terminal will eventually be torn down to allow for other 
improvements in long-range plans for the airport. 

The $4.6 rrHllion comes just one year after Penn State received a 
$1.5 million federal grant to pay for design and engineering costs 
for the extension project. Funding for the last phase of development 
is expected to be released in fiscal year 1996. 

October 5, 1995 

Spanier part of 20-member national commission 

President Graham B. Spanier has accepted a 
tion to serve on a national commission that will demon- 
strate ways in which public universities must change if 
they are to serve more effectively America's changing 
economic and social needs. The Presidents' Commis- 
sion on the Twenty-First Century State and Land-Grant 
Universities will include about 20 university chief exec- 
utive officers and is funded by a grant from the W.K. 
Kellogg Foundation. 

Each member of the commission will use specific 
examples from his or her university to show how the 
nation's changing needs are being addressed. These 
examples could be used as models for implementation 
by other institutions. 

According to Peter McGrath, president of the 
National Association of State Universities and Land- 
Grant Colleges (NASULGC), which created the com- 
n, member presidents will focus on four key 

■ food, agriculture and nutrition; 

■ improvement of elementary and secondary edu- 
cation as a higher education responsibility; 

■ youth at risk; 

■ improvement of outreach education by melding 
the efforts of all public universities to serve the 
needs of the nation's rural, urban and suburban 

"Penn State, with its strong tradition of public 
service, can be an enormous force for positive 
change in these critical areas," Dr. Spanier said. "I'm 
looking forward to working with my colleagues 
here at the University in presenting to the commis- 
sion some specific ways in which we are confronting 
the realities of the next century." 

The commission, chaired by President E. Gor- 
don Gee of The Ohio State University, will have a 
life span of about four years under the Kellogg 
grant, but Dr. McGrath said NASULGC will contin- 
ue promoting the commission's agenda for reform 
and change after the grant has expired. 

NEXT STOP: Mont Alto 

Dr. Spanier continues his statewide tour 
with a stop Oct. 12 at the Penn State Mont 
Alto Campus in Franklin County. This is 
his third campus visit in his 25-site tour. 

On the road again 

Employees ot Attas Pressed Metals in DuBois, Pa., Randy Oswalt {left) and Ken Keth taJk with President Graham B. Spanier about 
shipping powdered metal bearings and structurals that are manufactured by the firm. Atlas, which employs approximately 43 peo- 
ple, was the latest stop on the president's statewide tour, which took him to DuBois Campus on Sept. 29. In answer to the needs of 
local industry, the campus otters an associate degree in materials engineering technology. 

Pholo: Greg Grieco 

Mont Alio Campus 

Founded: 1903 

Service area: Adams, Cumberland, 
Franklin and Fulton counties 

CEO: Corrinne A. Caldwell 

Employees: 180 (includes full- and 
part-time employees) 

Key programs: Offers seven associ- 
ate degrees, including forest technolo 
gy, nursing, physical therapist assis- 
tant and occupational therapy; offers 
first two years of 1 80 baccalaureate 
degree programs offered by Penn 


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demic administration, including personnel matters 
such as promotion and tenure, sabbatical leaves 
and other faculty development programs. Dr. 
Secor will serve as a liaison with the Office of 
Human Resources, manage executive searches and 
represent and assist the provost on special projects. 
He will also represent the provost on the Faculty 
Senate Faculty Affairs Committee and will meet 
regularly with the Senate Council. 

"As difficult as it is for me to leave the English 
department, which has been my life for the past 26 
years, I don't think there has been a more exciting 
time in the history of the administration of Penn 
State as now, and I am delighted to be a part of it," 
Dr. Secor said. 

This spring, Dr. Secor was honored with the 
1995 McKay Donkin Award for his contributions 
to the welfare of the faculty at Penn State. 
Among his most recent administrative leadership 
positions, he served as a consultant and ex-officio 
member of the Penn State Presidential Search 
Committee; was one of five faculty members to 

Robert Secor 

In the Faculty 
Senate, he has served, on a number of committees 
since 1987, and as chair in the 1991-92 academic 
year. Last year, he served on the Senate's Commit- 
tee on Faculty Workload and Accomplishment that 
has received broad national recognition. 

Dr. Secor' s research and teaching specialties are 
19th- and 20th-century American and British litera- 
ture, with a particular interest in Joseph Conrad. He 
has published five books and monographs and has 
written more than 30 articles and chapters for vari- 

ous literary journals. He also wrote on "Recaptur- 
ing Community," for the AAHE Bulletin last year, 
recounting his experiences as Faculty Senate chair 
and department head. That piece was reprinted in 
the March 2 issue of Intercom, 

His books include John Riiskin and Alfred Hunt: 
New Letters and the Record of a Friendship; Conrad and 
American Writers: A Bibliographic Study of Relations, 
Affinities, and Influences, written with Debra Mod- 
delmog; and The Return of the Good Soldier: Ford 
Madox Ford and Violet Hunt's 1917 Diary, written 
with Marie Secor, associate professor of English. 
Dr. Secor is co-editor of the journal. Resources for 
American Literary Study. 

He also has given many addresses on leadership, 
administration and planning at University and pro- 
fessional conferences. 

With a B.A. in English from Syracuse University 
and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University, Dr. 
Secor joined Penn State as an assistant professor of 
English in 1969 and was made professor in 1986. In 
the department, he served as director of undergrad- 
uate literature, associate head, director of graduate 
studies and was named head of the department in 

Agr Ability offers help to farmers with disabilities 

The word farmer conjures up 
images of a strong person with 
work- weathered hands who 
toils long hours in the fields and 
barns. Probably the last image that 
comes to mind is one of a person with 
a disability. 

But debilitating illnesses and 
injuries caused by the hazards of 
farming leave roughly 250 Pennsyl- 
vanians permanently disabled each 
year. Nationwide, the National Agri- 
cultural Statistics Service estimates 
that more than 200,000 farmers, 
ranchers and other agricultural work- 
ers are injured or fall seriously ill 
every year. As many as 500,000 peo- 
ple working in agriculture have phys- 
ical disabilities that interfere with 
their ability to work. 

Now, thanks to a three-year, 
$90,000-per-year Farm Bill grant, the 
University's Cooperative Extension 
Service and the Easter Seal Society of 
Central Pennsylvania have teamed 
up to help farmers with disabilities 
remain productive. The AgrAbility 
for Pennsylvanians program, part of 
a nationwide AgrAbility project, was 
launched in January. Currently, the 
local AgrAbility team is working 
with about 30 people. 

To identify clients. Cooperative 
Extension and the Easter Seal Society 
work together with the Office of 
Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), a 
statewide agency that assists people 
with disabilities to return to the 
workforce following an injury or ill— 

"From there, we do an on-site 
farm assessment and look for things 
that would make it easier for them to 
keep farming," Doug Schaufler, pro- 
ject associate with the Department of 
Agricultural and Extension Educa- 

tion in the College of Agricultural 
Sciences, said. "A lot of times when 
you do something the same way day 
in and day out, you don't notice a dif- 
ferent way of doing it. I look at things 
from an engineering perspective, and 
so can suggest different options." 

The Easter Seal Society provides 
occupational therapists for the on-site 
assessment, because therapists have a 
solid understanding of how muscles 
and parts of the body are being used 
and how to reduce the stress on parts 
of the body in certain movements. 

"The farmer may need adapta- 
tions to his tractor, or a wheelchair 
ramp. The therapist can help identify 
these needs, and then work with the 
farmer to teach him how to use the 
modified equipment," Sue Louns- 
bury, regional director of the Easter 

Seal Society of Central Pennsylvania, 

Of course, the biggest source of 
information is the farmer, who can 
best tell the team which tasks are 
harder for him to do. 

Once the on-site assessment is 
complete, the team writes its recom- 
mendations for how to get the farmer 
back on the job. Although it doesn't 
build the recommended equipment, 
it does what it can to connect the 
farmers with people who do, and 
with other community resources and 
services they may need. It also makes 
use of Agricultural Tools, Equipment, 
Machinery and Buildings, a book of 
modifications people have made over 
the last 10 or 15 years, published by 
the Breaking New Ground Resource 
Center at Purdue University. 

"It's got a lot of ideas in it that are 
specific to farming that you won't 
find in the usual disability rehabilita- 
tion databases, including how to start 
(hammering) a nail with only one 
arm, and information on products 
including automatic electric gate 
openers that are recharged by solar 
cells," Mr. Schaufler said. 

"Something else we try to do is to 
hook them up with another farmer 
who has a similar disability," Mr. 
Schaufler said. "We have one farmer 
who just lost a leg because of diabetes 
and we hooked him up with a farmer 
who's been farming for the last 10 
years without a leg. Those two can 
start talking to each other so one guy 
won't have to reinvent everything. In 
that way, we try to build a network of 
different people." 

Mr. Schaufler and Ms. Lounsbury 
are working to educate the public 
about the project, and to expand it 
into as many parts of the state as pos- 

To that end, Mr. Schaufler wants 
to get a copy of Agricultural Tools, 
Equipment, Machinen/ and Buildings 
for every Cooperative Extension 
Office in Pennsylvania. 

Easter Seals is working to get 
ongoing newspaper columns on a 
variety of related topics published 
throughout the state, and to inform 
rehabilitation doctors and other ser- 
vice providers of the project so they 
can refer their patients: 

"The more people who know 
about the project, the better, because 
we can help more farmers and their 
families focus on their abilities, not 
their disabilities," Ms. Lounsbury 

Mount z 

News in Brief 

Electronic database 

Beilstein,an electronic database cover- 
ing the field of organic chemistry from 
1779 to the present, is now available in 
the Physical Sciences Library through 
the Committee on Institutional Coop- 
eration (CIC). 

The database is part of the CIC's 
Virtual Electronic Library (VEL) 
which provides access to a variety of 
electronic resources for students, fac- 
ulty and staff at the 12 major research 
institutions that are members of the 

The Beilstein database is the elec- 
tronic version of the famous Beilstein 
Handbook of Organic Chemistry. It uses 
the CrossFire graphical interface, 
which allows patrons to search for 
chemical structures. 

Although a Beilstein is installed on 
a terminal in the Physical Sciences 
Library (230 Davey Lab) at University 
Park, researchers also will be able to 
install the CrossFire client in their 
offices and laboratories on any of the 

University's campuses. 

The software can be obtained from 
the University of Wisconsin's World 
Wide Web site at the following address: 
httpiihoww .library. wise. edu:80/xfclien tj 
The installation instructions are on the 
Web page. 

More detailed instructions as well 
as user help sheets are available at the 
Physical Sciences Library. 

"Making Money Stretch" 

The Center for Adult Learner Services 
is sponsoring a program from 6 to 8 
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, and from noon 
to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, titled 
"Student Aid: Making Money 

The program, to be held in the 
HUB Gallery Lounge on the Universi- 
ty Park Campus, will focus on: 

■ The application process (FAFSA 
form) and deadlines 

■ An overview of financial aid 
sources (grants, assistantships, loans 
and scholarships) 

■ The cost of attendance 

■ Developing a personal budget 

■ Hidden income sources 

■ Assets and liabilities 

■ Cost-saving tips 

Anyone interested in attending or 
needing more information, should 
contact the Center for Adult Learner 
Services at (814) 863-3887 or stop by 
323 Boucke. 

The session is being presented by 
Jim Fay, financial planner, and Ro 
Nwranski, student aid/admissions 

Education technology 
listserv now online 

Education Technology Services in the 
Center for Academic Computing has 
created a moderated listserv to dis- 
tribute announcements of interest to 
University faculty and staff who are 
working with education technology. 

This listserv is not meant to be a 
forum for discussion, but a way to 

quickly get out announcements. 

To join this listserv, do the follow- 

To subscribe, anyone at PSU can send 
E-mail to 
In the body of the note (not the head- 
er) type: 

SUBSCRIBE L-ETA <your full name> 
(You should NOT actually type in the 
o's, but use your name, such as "John 

Maps Room 

The University Libraries Maps Room 
in 202C Pattee Library at University 
Park has begun a reorganization 
process in order to make space for a 
computer lab. 

During the next two weeks, map 
cases, maps and atlases will be 
moved, but reference staff will be 
available to assist patrons and to 

Geography department marks golden anniversary 

Penn State is ranked No. 1 again 
— this time in geography. And 
just in time to kick off the 50th 
anniversary celebration of the Depart- 
ment of Geography on Oct. 12-14. 

In a recently released assessment 
by the National Research Council of 
university research-doctorate pro- 
grams in the United States, the 
Department of Geography, in the Col- 
lege of Earth and Mineral Sciences, 
ranked first among 36 programs. The 
comprehensive survey assessed schol- 
arly quality in 41 academic fields, 
including effectiveness in educating 
research scholars/scientists. 

"We are absolutely delighted at 
the news, which is icing on the cake 
for our 50th anniversary," Amy Glas- 
meier, acting department head, said. 
"The top ranking acknowledges the 
hard work, leadership and dedication 
of the geography department's faculty 
and graduate students over the past 50 

Geography courses at Penn State 
were available as early as 1859, with 
the first catalog offering "geography 
and meteorology." Beginning in 1932, 
a regular program of college geogra- 
phy was offered and was expanded 
during that decade and into the 1940s. 
Geography became a separate pro- 
gram within the School of Mineral 
Industries in 1945, and began offering 
B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Econo- 
mist E. Willard Miller served as the 
first chief of the Division of Geogra- 
phy and as department head from 
1954 untill 963. 

"The early goal of the department 
was to train professional geographers 
to meet demands from the federal 
government, industry, high schools 
and universities," Rodney Erickson, 
dean of the Graduate School and for- 
mer head of the Department of Geog- 
raphy, said. "But in addition, the fac- 
ulty focused on research, starting in 
: geography. Allan Rodgers, 
• to the department at this 

;ompuler cartography with Ron Sill in Ihe Deasy GeoGraphlc 
9 Department of Geography that helped make it No. 1. 

File photo 

time, added expertise in this area." 

Over the years, the department's 
faculty roster has expanded, adding 
new dimensions and strengths such as 
cultural and regional geography, eco- 
nomic geography and more specialists 
in natural resources, African issues, 
quantitative and geographic informa- 
tion systems, cartography, global 
environmental change and climatol- 
ogy research. 

"A key to the department's top 
reputation is its balance of teaching, 
research and public service," John A. 
Dutton, dean of the College of Earth 
and Mineral Sciences, said. "The geog- 
raphy faculty has stayed current in 
preparing courses to meet trends in 
general education, emphasizing both 
undergraduate and graduate degree 
programs. The department has led 
advances in a variety of geographic 
research areas both nationally and 
internationally. And the department 
faculty members have been very 

ty and professional 

As an example. Dr. Dutton cited 
the department's collaboration in 
founding and developing the Earth 
System Science Center with the 
departments of Geosciences and Mete- 
orology. The ESSC is providing 
national and international leader-ship 
in global change research. 

The dean also noted the depart- 
ment's development of teaching and 
research laboratories in cartography 
and geographic information systems. 
The department maintains two labs in 
introductory and advanced GIS tech- 
nology, as well as a third lab for carto- 
graphic teaching, all supported in part 
by student computer surcharge fees. 
In addition, the Deasy GeoGraphic 
Laboratory, under the direction of 
David DiBiase, is an innovator in the 
development of computer cartogra- 
phy, animated maps and multimedia 

Here's what's 
new in Geography 

■ The educational resources 
and research interests of the 
department are profited in a new 
World Wide Web site which will be 
available through the Internet 
beginning Oct. 11. The address is 

■ Geography alumni, faculty, 
students and staff will celebrate the 
50th anniversary of the department 
the weekend of Oct, 12-14 at the 
University Park Campus. Events 
will include addresses by a number 
of distinguished speakers in the 
field of geography. 

A variety of homecoming activ- 
ities for the returning alumni are 
also planned. 

The celebration wilt begin 
Thursday evening with an address 
on the "Global Landscape of Dan- 
ger: A Geographer's Perspective," 
by George Demko, an Alumni Fel- 
low and professor of geography at 
Dartmouth College. 

On Friday, the department's 
weekly Coffee Hour will feature 
Peter Haggett of the University of 
Bristol. His subject will be 
'Thoughts on Choosing a Geo- 
graphical Research Topic: Design 
vs. Accident." 

At an evening banquet on Sat- 
urday the speakers will be a panel 
of noteworthy alumni addressing 
the future of geography. 

At the banquet the College of 
Earth and Mineral Sciences will 
present the Hosier Award to David 
Ley, a geography department 

The Hosier Award is given for 
distinguished achievement in acad- 

Private Giving 

DuPont gives $231,000 for programs 

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. of Wilmington, 
Del., has given $231,000 to the University to sup- 
port several programs in science, engineering 
and business. 

DuPont designated the bulk of the donation, 
$148,000, to the colleges of Engineering; Earth 
and Mineral Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, and 
the Eberly College of Science for student aid, 
equipment purchases, research and faculty sup- 

The Smeal College of Business Administra- 
tion was awarded $31,000 to support undergrad- 
uate accounting, business logistics and finance 
programs. DuPont earmarked nearly a third of 
the amount for the Institute for the Study of Busi- 
ness Markets. The institute, which is made up of 
40 member companies including DuPont, pro- 
vides funding and support for research in busi- 
ness-to-business marketing. 

DuPont made grants to two initiatives that 
support minority education at the University. 

The Minorities in Agriculture and Natural 
Resources Association, an organization that pro- 
vides academic support for students enrolled in 
those academic programs, received $5,000, and 
the Minority Engineering Program received 
$12,000. The company also funds the "Young 
Professor" program, which is a $25,000 grant that 
enables a faculty member to initiate research in a 
specified discipline. This year's recipient, Patricia 
A. Bianconi, assistant professor of chemistry, 
also held the grant during the 1994-1995 acade- 

A $10,000 grant to the Materials Research 
Laboratory will support a graduate student's 
research into alternate production methods of 
cubic boron nitride, a material used in the 
machine-cutting industry to coat cutting tools. 

Since 1989, DuPont has supported Penn State 
with more than $1 .7 million in grants that encour- 
age University faculty and students to achieve 
academic and research excellence. 

Couple pledges 
$100,000 for fellowship 

Sidney and Betty Shames of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., 
have committed $100,000 for an annually funded grad- 
uate fellowship in the College of Engineering. 

Sidney Shames earned a master's degree in mechan- 
ical engineering from Penn State in 1942 and his under- 
graduate degree in 1940 from the City College of New 
York. He is a retired president and director of Melard 
Manufacturing Corp., a company he founded in 1948 
that makes plumbing and household products and bath- 

Graduates of the City College of New York or stu- 
dents from the New York City area will receive prefer- 
ence for the Shames Fellowship. Students enrolled in all 
academic disciplines within the college are eligible. 

The Shames will fulfill their commitment with annu- 
al gifts in $10,000 increments to fund the fellowship for 
the next 10 years. 

October 5, 1995 


Two-day photoghraphic 
conference set for October 

International symposium on 
art education begins Oct. 12 

The Third International Symposium on 
the History of Art Education begins 
Thursday, Oct. 12, and continues 
through Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Nirtany 
Lion Inn on the University Park Campus. 
This symposium commemorates the 30- 
year anniversary of "A Seminar in Art 
Education for Research and Curriculum 
I tevell ipment" held at Penn State in 1965. 

Some of the organizers and partici- 
pants from the Wh5 conference will be in 
attendance to otter their reflections on the 
Penn State seminar and its influence on 
art education. More than 75 papers and 
presentations are scheduled on various 
topic- related to the history of art educa- 
tion. The symposium will be interna- 
tional in scope, with participants attend- 
ing from locations throughout the world, 
including Japan, Spain, Korea, Scotland, 
Hungary, Canada and the United States. 

Some of the topics to be explored by 
distinguished speakers, panelists and 
participants include: 

■ Victor D'Amico and Viktor Lowenfeld. 

■ Issues in art and art education since the 
1965 Penn State seminar. 

■ Historical research through personal 

experience and investigation. 

■ Historical studies of materials and 

technologies in art education. 

An exhibition of rare books in the 
Rare Books Room of Pattee Library is 
scheduled to coincide with the sympo- 

Another exhibition, "Art Education 
at Penn State," will be held in the lobby 
of Pattee Library. This exhibition will 
include archival materials documenting 
Penn State's historical contributions to 
the discipline of art education. Featured 
will be examples of children's drawings 
from the Goodenough-Harris collection. 

The symposium begins at 1 p.m. 
Thursday, Oct. 12, and concludes at 
noon Sunday, Oct. 15. It is sponsored by 
the College of Arts and Architecture 
School of Visual Arts Art Education 

For more information, registration 
or fees, contact the History of Art Edu- 
cation Symposium, 207 Arts Cottage, 
University Park, Pa. 16802-2905; tele- 
phone (814) 865-6570; or fax (814) 863- 

Exploring distance education Oct. 20 

To help Penn State faculty and staff 
understand and use distance education 
in their disciplines, the Department of 
Distance Education, Penn State Contin- 
uing and Distance Education, is spon- 
soring a workshop, "Exploring the 
Potential of Distance Education." The 
day-long seminar, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 
p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at The Penn State 
Scanticon, will be free for all preregis- 
tered University faculty and staff. 

The workshop will introduce partic- 
ipants to distance education uses, termi- 
nology, research foundations, and tech- 
nology and the role it plays in higher 
education. Through presentations and 
demonstrations, participants will leam 
how Penn State faculty are delivering 
educational programs at a distance, 
using a variety of supporting media, 
such as print, videoconferencing, CD 
ROMs and the Internet. 

Keynote presenters include: Gary 
Miller, assistant vice president for 
distance education, Penn State, who will 
provide the foundations of distance 
education; Michael Moore, academic 
director, American Center for the Study 
of Distance -Education, Penn State, who 
will review the research and theoretical 
base of distance education; and Antho- 
ny Bates, director, Distance Education 
and Technology, University of British 
Columbia, who will share new direc- 
tions and opportunities in distance edu- 

The registration for the one-day pro- 
gram is free for all Penn State faculty 
and staff and includes lunch at the Gar- 
dens Restaurant. Space is limited, so reg- 
ister by Oct. 13 by calling 1-800-PSU- 
TODAY (778-8632). 

The Society of Photographic Educa- 
tion's mid-Atlantic region will hold 
its conference on Friday, Oct. 20, and 
Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Palmer Muse- 
um of Art on the University Park 

This year's conference marks the 
first time the organization will meet in 
the western part of the region. This 
year the mid-Atlantic region will pre- 
sent the first Sol Mednick Award, for 
service to the photographic communi- 
ty, to Stefan Lorant, whose contribu- 
tion to the history of photography, 
and in particular to photographic lit- 
eracy, is universally acknowledged. 

Mr. Lorant will give a public lec- 
ture about his life at 8 p.m. Friday, 
Oct. 20, in the Palmer Lipcon Audito- 
rium of the Palmer Museum of Art. 
The lecture is free to the public. 

As the editor of the Munich Illus- 
trated Press in the late 1920s, Mr. 
Lorant is credited with inventing the 
photographic essay, a picture genre 
that reached its height on the pages of 
Life magazine. Mr. Lorant initiated the 
pocket magazine Lillput and, later, 
Weekly Illustrated. Before moving to 
the United States in 1940, he was also 
the founding editor of the long-run- 
ning English magazine Picture Post. In 
the U.S., Mr. Lorant in 1941 published 
his famous picture history of Abra- 
ham Lincoln, which was followed by 

10 other historically accurate illustrat- 
ed books. 

The Oct. 21 program will begin at 
9:30 a.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Audi- 
torium and tickets are required. The 
first speaker is Pittsburgh photogra- 
pher and teacher Lonnie Graham, 
who will discuss a pilot project which 
uses photography to teach high school 
students subjects ranging from lan- 
guage arts to mathematics to science. 

Photographer and educator Wal- 
ter Rosenblum will also discuss his 
view of photographic education. 

The conference will continue in the 
afternoon with Richard Whelan, who 
will give a slide lecture about the pho- 
tography published by Life magazine. 

Wayne Miller will talk about his 
experiences as. a member of Edward 
Steichen's Navy Photography Unit in 
the Pacific Theatre. 

Ticket prices for the SPE confer- 
ence are: SPE members $25 if received 
by Oct. 13; $30 if received after Oct. 13; 
at the door non-members $30/$35; 
student members $5/$l 0; student 
non-members $8/ $12. Admission for 
Penn State students is free. ' 

For mail registration make checks 
payable to SPE /Mid /Atlantic and 
send them to: Glenn Willumson, 
Palmer Museum of Art, University 
Park, Pa. 16802-2507. 

Population Research Institute kicks off 
new seminar series on Oct. 12 

The Population Research Institute is 
initiating a new seminar series on 
"Biological Issues in Population 
Research." The purpose of this forum 
is to stimulate discussions and 
research collaborations by inviting 
speakers who integrate human biolo- 
gy and behavior in their research, or 
whose research is pertinent to those 
attempting to make this integration. 

The first speaker in the series is 
Carol Worthman, associate professor 
of anthropology and director, Labora- 
tory of Comparative Human Biology, 
at Emory University. Dr. Worthman's 
seminar, "Lifespan Endocrinology of 
Human Reproductive Ecology," pro- 
poses to link life history theory to data 
on developmental /lifespan endocrine 
function in various people who grow 

up and live in different physical and 
cultural ecologies. The seminar will be 
held from noon to 1p.m., Oct. 12, in 
406 Oswald Tower and is open to the 

The seminar series "Biological 
Issues in Population Research" is 
organized by Population Research 
Institute researchers Alan Booth, pro- 
fessor of sociology and human devel- 
opment; Elizabeth Susman, Shibley 
Professor of biobehavioral health and 
professor of human development and 
nursing; and Cheryl Stroud, NIA 
postdoctoral Fellow at PR1 and leader 
of Endocrine Lab Development, 
Department of Anthropology. 

For more information, contact the 
Population Research Institute at (814) 

Nutrition for young athletes tops Oct. 21 workshop agenda at Penn State Scanticon 

"Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes 
— A Guide for Parents" is a workshop 
focusing on nutrition as a key factor in 
athletic performance and optimal 
health. Set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Satur- 
day, Oct. 21 at The Penn State Scanti- 
con, the workshop offers morning and 
afternoon sessions and is designed to 

help parents make sense of the newest 
information on sports nutrition for 
young athletes. 

Kristine Clark, a registered dietit- 
ian and director of sports nutrition at 
Penn State, will be the instructor. Dr. 
Clark, who provides nutrition coun- 
seling for more than 1300 varsity ath- 

letes from 29 sports teams, was the 
nutritionist for the United States 
World Cup Soccer Team during the 
summer of 1994 and is currently the 
sports nutritionist for the U.S. Men's 
and Women's Field Hockey Teams. 
Registration for the workshop is 

$45. For more information, contact 
Stephanie Tyworth, Susan Building, 
University Park, Pa.; by telephone at 
(814) 865-0287; fax (814) 865-3343; or 
E-mail To register, 
call 1-800-PSU-TODAY. 

More Lectures 

Olympic champ to give Oct. 6 address 

Elderly falls focus of presentation 

Peter Cavanagh, Distinguished Professor and director of 
Penn State's Center for Locomotion Studies, will give a 
multi-media presentation on "Falls in the Elderly: Predic- 
tion, Perturbation, and Prevention" at 10:30 a.m. Friday, 
Oct. 13, in the Alumni Lounge, 101 Old Main, on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. 

The presentation, co-sponsored by the center and the 
College of Health and Human Development, is part of Fall 
Alumni Weekend activities. The public is welcome to 

The presentation will combine video, computer graph- 
ics, and sound, to show how the science of human biome- 
chanics can be applied to the study and prevention of falls 
in the elderly. 

It also contains a historical segment on biomechanics. 

Sports broadcasting session 

Learn more about sports broadcasting during a special 
Friday night sports insights program at The Penn State 

'The View from the Press Box: Inside Sports Broad- 
casting" will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. 
Guests will be Phil Crosz, editor of Blue White Illustrated 
and Fran Fisher, best-known as the voice of Penn State 

This program will give armchair quarterbacks the 
opportunity to hear what life is like in the broadcast 
booth. Find out about traveling with the Penn State 
teams, learn about recruiting and ask questions of your 
favorite press box occupants. 

Tickets are $15 and can be ordered by calling 1-800- 
PSU-TODAY, and also will be available at the door. 

Financial health made easy 

Conquer your fear of finance by attending "Hot Invest- 
ments $$$" from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at The Penn 
State Scanticon. J. Randall Woolridge, professor of finance 
in The Smeal College of Business Administration, will dis- 
cuss general financial themes, including the impact of 
changes in interest and exchange rates, as well as specific 
investing issues such as the boom and bust in emerging 
markets, value versus growth stocks and the performance 
of initial public offerings. 

Dr. Woolridge has worked in more than 20 countries as 
a consultant. His clients include numerous Fortune 500 



Program tuition is $50 per person. To registei 
more information, contact 1-800-PSU-TODAY. 

Global landscape is Oct. 12 topic 

The lecture titled "Global Landscape of Danger: A Geog- 
rapher's Perspective" will be presented by George J. 
Demko at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at The Penn State 
Scanticon. A reception and book signing will follow. 
Please note: The original $10 fee for admission has been 
waived. Participants can make reservations at no charge 
by calling 1-800-PSU-TODAY. 

Talk on Egypt set for Oct. 10 

Joel Gordon will be speaking on "Memories of Nasser's 
Egypt: Sketches from the Underground" at 4 p.m. Tues- 
day, Oct. 10, in 270 Willard Building on the University 
Park Campus. Dr. Gordon will be a joint Fulbright/SSRC 
faculty fellow in Cairo, Egypt, during the 1995-96 acade- 
mic year. His talk, illustrated by slides, is sponsored by the 
Middle East Studies Committee. 

Olympic diving champion, author and AIDS 
activist Greg Louganis will give a Colloquy 
address at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Eisenhow- 
er Auditorium on the University Park Cam- 
pus. Free tickets are available to the general 
public at the Colloquy office, 212 HUB, or if 
any remain, at the Eisenhower box office one 
hour before the address. 

As a diver, Mr. Louganis excelled early. 
He began competitive diving at age 10 and by 
16 won his first Olympic medal, a silver for 
platform diving in the 1976 Olympics. At 24, 
he became the first man in 56 years to win jwo 
Olympic gold medals in one year for diving, 
one in platform diving and one for spring- 

board events. He has won the world champi- 
onships six times and holds a record 476 
national championship titles. In 1985, he was 
awarded the Sullivan Award as the nation's 
most outstanding amateur athlete. 

In his recent autobiography. Breaking the 
Surface, Mr. Louganis not only recounts his 
athletic history, he also openly discusses his 
sexuality and his hopes for the future despite 
having AIDS. A movie about his life is in the 
works in which Mr. Louganis intends to por- 
tray his own diving. 

For more information about Colloquy 
events, contact the Colloquy Office at (814) 

Nobel Prize recipient presents 
Marker Lectures on Oct. 12, 13 

Hans Albrecht Bethe, of the Floyd R. Newman Laboratory of Nuclear Studies at Cornell Universi- 
ty, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on Oct. 12 and 13, at the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. Dr. Bethe was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1967 tor his theory of energy pro- 
duction in the sun and other stars, which he developed in 1938. 

The schedule includes a lecture intended for a general audience, titled 'The Atomic Bomb," at 
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in 112 Kern Building, and a more specialized colloquium titled "Super- 
novae" at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in 1 1 1 Wartik Laboratory. The 
lectures are sponsored by the Department of Physics -md the Eber- 
ly College of Science, and are open to the public. 

Dr. Bethe, one of the most creative and respected physicists 
of the century, has played a key role in shaping modem physics. 
He earned hisdnctnml degree at the University ol Munich in 1928 
under the guidance of Arnold Sommerleld, then held a number of 
temporary positions in Germany before fleeing the Nazi regime in 
1933. He arrived in the United States in 1935 via England and 
began a long association with Cornell University. 

During WWII, he was the chief of the Theoretical Physics 
Division of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory working on the 
Manhattan Project. After the war, he resumed his teaching and 
research activities at Cornell, where he continued to work on 
nuclear energy, but primarily for its peaceful production of power. 
One of the founders of the Federation of American Scientists, 
he and his colleagues are strong advocates for nuclear arms reduc- 
tions and the end of the arms race. He was a member of the Presi- 
dent's Science Advisory Committee between 1956 and 1959, and was also appointed by President 
Eisenhower to be a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Discussions on Discontinuance of Nuclear 
Weapons Tests in Geneva in 1958. 

In addition to the Nobel Prize, Dr. Bethe received the Draper Medal of the National Academy 
of Sciences in 1947 and the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1963, both for his 
work in astrophysics; the U.S. Medal of Merit in 1946 for his work on the atomic bomb; and the Enri- 
co Fermi Award of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in 1961 for his general work in nuclear 
physics and atomic energy. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1944. He is the 
recipient of honorary doctorates from 1 1 universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. 

Leadership talk planned for Oct. 12 

Hans Albrecht Bethe 

"Creativity, Leadership and the 21st Century," 
a presentation by retired Lt. Gen. Walter F. 
Ulmer Jr., an expert in executive leadership and 
management of complex organizations, will 
help inaugurate the engineering leadership 
development minor in the College of Engineer- 
ing on Oct. 12, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the 
Kunkle Lounge. 

John Brighton, executive vice president and 
provost, will join Lt. Gen. Ulmer for a ribbon- 
cutting ceremonv ^vmhcili/ing the inauguration 
of this new minor. This interdisciplinary minor 
is designed for engineering students who wish 
to leam leadership development principles. 

The minor was developed in response to 
requests from industry and the Leonhard Cen- 
ter Advisory Board. It is an introduction to an 

analysis of leadership roles and practices in 
engineering organizations. 

Lt. Gen. Ulmer, former CEO of the Center 
for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., is 
a 1952 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at 
West Point and received a master's degree from 
Penn State in 1973. In 1992 he was designated 
an Alumni Fellow. He was a faculty member, 
commandant of cadets at West Point and direc- 
tor of Student Research at the Army War Col- 
lege. He also headed the Army's Human 
Resources Development staff in the Pentagon. 

His interests include the study of organiza- 
tional climates, their development, measure- 
ment and sustainment and the continuing 
growth of experienced leaders. 

October 5, 1995 

The A 



Susan Boardman, associate professor 
of voice and director of the Penn State 
Opera Theatre, will present a lecture- 
recital at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in the 
College of Arts and Architecture 
School of Music Recital Hall on the 
University Park Campus. The presen- 
tation, "Art Song Settings of Folk 
Songs bv Australian and New Zealand 
Composers," represents a portion of 
Ms. Boardman's study of folk song 
settings for the concert hall. 

She will be assisted by Steven 
Smith at the piano; Richard Kennedy, 
tenor; Marshall Urban, baritone; and 
Sine Nomine, a small choral group of 
University Choir members under the 
direction of Anthony Leach. 

The concert is free to the public. 

Map exhibition 

The University Libraries and the 
Department of Geography in the Col- 
lege ot Earth and Mineral Sciences will 
co-host a traveling facsimile exhibition 
of maps and illustrations from the 
13th through the 17th centuries. 

The display will appear in the 
Maps Room, 202C Pattee Library at 
University Park, from Oct. 9 through 
Oct. 23. The full-color reproductions 
include 43 historic maps and more 
than 150 illustrations. The exhibit 
depicts geographical, cultural and his- 
toric perceptions, and the transforma- 
tion of the world throughout the peri- 
od of European and Native American 

The display comprises maps creat- 
ed by both Europeans and Native 
American cultures, and presents a dis- 
tinctive view of an era of profound 
change .and turmoil. The exhibit is 
divided into four sections: The World 
before Columbus, The Way to the 
Indies, Searching for an American 
Identity and Colonial Cartographies. 

The map exhibit is a feature of the 
Department of Geography's 50th 
anniversary celebration to be held Oct. 
12 through Oct. 15. For more informa- 
tion, contact Shirley J. Davis at (814) 

Images of 
devastated Hiroshima 

The exhibition, "Wayne Miller Pho- 
tographs of Tokyo, Yokohama and 
Hiroshima — September 1945," will 
open Tuesday, Oct. 10, and continue 
through Sunday, March 10, in the 
Palmer Museum of Art on the Univer- 
sity Park Campus. 

Although individual pictures of 
this historically important period have 
been widely reproduced in the press, 
this is the first exhibition by this inter- 
nationally acclaimed photographer of 

his photos from the end of WWII in 
the Pacific. 

Mr. Miller was one of the original 
six photographers chosen by Edward 
Steichen, who later was named direc- 
tor of photography at the Museum of 
Modern Art, that formed the core of a 
small, elite group in the Navy's Avia- 
tion Unit. 

Mr. Miller was aboard the USS 
Braxton enroute to japan when the 
atomic bombs that ended the war were 
dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 
Landing on Aug. 30, 1945, Mr. Miller 
photographed trade on the streets of 
Tokyo. A few days later he took a train 
to Yokohama and then to Hiroshima. 
He was the first American photogra- 
pher permitted into Hiroshima. 

Mr. Miller will give a public lec- 
ture about his photographs in the 
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium at 7:30 
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 4. The exhibition 
and lecture are free to the public. 

Clarinet Choir to perform 

The Penn State Clarinet Choir, under 
the direction of Smith Toulson, pro- 
fessor of music, will perform for the 
Bach's Lunch concert series at 12:10 
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Helen 
Eakin Eisenhower Chapel on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. The 20-minute 
concert is part of the Bach's Lunch 
series sponsored by the College of 
Arts and Architecture School of Music 
and the University Lutheran Parish. 

The Clarinet Choir consists of clar- 
inet majors in the School of Music. 
They are: Audrey Rottschaefer, 
Joshua Gray, Tom West, Colleen 
Cochran, Susan Grooters, Randall 
Chrismond, Melissa Vought, Scott 
Davis and Athena Yeager. 

The audience may take a brown 
bag lunch to eat in the Roy and Agnes 
Wilkinson Lounge after the perfor- 
mance. Coffee and tea will be provid- 
ed. The concert is free to the public. 

Flutist in concert 

Flutist Eleanor Duncan Armstrong 
will present a faculty recital at 8 p.m. 
Thursday, Oct. 12, in the College of 
Arts and Architecture School of Music 
Recital Hall on the University Park 

The program of chamber works 
will include collaborations with Jill 
Olson, piano; Lisa O. Bontrager, horn; 
Elizabeth Etters Asmus, harp; Dan C. 
Armstrong, drums; Neal Holter, bass, 
and Arthur Goldstein, jazz piano. 

Also assisting will be members of 
the Penn State Flute Ensemble: 
Catherine Bishop, Emiiy Hoppe, 
Katy Jones, Jeanne Provan, and 
Valerie Shustack. 

The recital is free to the public. 

Student art on display 

An exhibit of Penn State student 
drawings titled "Mickey Mouse a la 
Robert Motherwell" is on display in 
the store window of Tower of Glass, 
137 W. Beaver Ave., in downtown 
. State College, through Oct. 22. 

The exhibit features drawings by 
architecture students enrolled in the 
visual communication course taught 
by Richard Alden, assistant professor 
in the Department of Architecture. 

Pattee exhibit 

An exhibition of works titled "Visual 
Meditations" by Centre County artist 
Greta Ehrig is on display in Pattee 
Library's East Corridor Gallery 
through Oct. 31. 

Using oil, watercolor and pencil, 
Ms. Ehrig focuses on floral subjects 
because she sees flowers "as a mirror 
of the human spirit at its most vulner- 
able and creative best." Her artwork is 
inspired by Georgia O'Keefe, as well 
as the folk art tradition celebrated in 
the paintings of Frida Kahlo. 

Ms. Ehrig received her bachelor of 
arts degree from Penn State with 
majors in art and psychology. 

Penn State Harrisburg 
offers noon concerts 

Two noontime presentations highlight 
October's concert schedule at Penn 
State Harrisburg. 

On Oct. 11, Fierro and Loy, a clas- 
sical, jazz and Broadway duo, bring 
their saxophone and piano stylings to 
the Gallery Lounge. 

Singer/songwriter Jack Gladstone 
will perform Oct. 25 in the Black Cul- 
tural Arts Center. 

In addition, the Gallery Lounge art 
exhibit through Nov. 4 will feature the 
works of Bob Troxei and Lynn Caz- 

Singer at Hazleton Campus 

Songwriter and singer Barbara Bailey 
Hutchison will perform at 8 p.m. 
Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Penn State 
Hazleton Campus, Highacres Com- * 
mons Building. 

A four-time winner of the NACA's 
"Coffeehouse Entertainer of the Year 
Award," she was honored in Campus 
Activities Today magazine as "Best 
Acoustic" and "Best Small Concert" 

Concert at DuBois Campus 

Singer/songwriter Angie Miller will 
perform her unique brand of rock 
with a twist of country and blues in 
the Hiller Building Student Union at 
the Penn State DuBois Campus from 
noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. The 
performance is free to the public. 

The next Cultural and Performing 
Arts Series presentation at the campus 
will be a program of classical music by 
pianist Calvin Jones at 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Hiller 

Odyssey on WPSU 

"Odyssey Through Literature," the 
Department of Comparative Litera- 
ture's weekly radio series, returns to 
the air Oct. 1 1 with an 18-week season 
of new interviews. The series can be 
heard at 8 p.m. Wednesdays on 
WPSU, 91.5 FM. 

On Oct. 11, host S. Leonard 
Rubinstein and Penn State historian 
William Pencak discuss the conflict 
between law and justice in the 
medieval Icelandic sagas. 

Odyssey Through Literature is 
produced at WPSX-TV as a continuing 
education service of the Department 
of Comparative Literature. 

University Park Calendar 


Thursday, October 5 

Bach's Lunch, 12:10 p.m.. Eisenhower 

Nelson W. Taylor Distinguished Lectures, 4 

p.m., 112 Kern Auditorium. Thomas 

Eagar on "Whither Advanced Materials 

and the Future of Metals." 

■ Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m.. 
Eisenhower Chapel. Caribbean Jazz 
Project. Call 863-0255 for tickets. 

Friday, October 6 

■ Gallery Talk. 2 p.m.. Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Sarah Andrews on 
"African Art at the Palmer Museum." 

Nelson W. Taylor Distinguished Lectures, 3 
p.m., 112 Kern Auditorium. Thomas W. 
Eagar on "The Science ot Welding and 
Joining Processes." 

Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Bldg. Gregory Elmes on "Uncer- 
tainty in a Decision Support System: Out- 
witting the Wily Gypsy Moth." 

Colloquy, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium. 
Greg Louganis, Olympic diving champion, 
author and AIDS activist, to speak. 

University Resident Theatre Company, 8 
p.m.. Pavilion Theatre. "Tamer of Hors- 
es," by William Mastrosimone. Through 
Oct. 14. For tickets call 863-0255. 

Saturday, October 7 

■ Gallery Talk, 11:30 a.m.. Christoffers 
Lobby, Palmer Museum. Debra Green- 
leaf on "African Headrests." 

Sunday, Octobers 

■ Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. 
"Africa: The Bible and the Gun." 

Center for the Performing Arts, 3 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Auditorium. "Pippi Longslocking." 
American Family Theatre. For tickets call 
863-0255. " 

School of Music. 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Susan 

Boardman, soprano. 
Monday, October 9 
Columbus Day 
Tuesday. October 10 

Annual Meeting of the Graduate Faculty. 4 
p.m., 112 Kern Graduale Bldg. Address 
by President Graham Spanier. 
Thursday, October 12 
Bach's Lunch Concert. 12:10 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Chapel. The Penn State Clarinet 
Third International Symposium on the History 
of Art Education, 1 p.m. and continue 
through Oct. 15. Commemorates the 30- 
year anniversary of "A Seminar in An Ed- 
ucation for Research and Curriculum 
Development" held at Penn State in 
1 965. For information call 865-6570. 
Continuing and Distance Education, 7 p.m., 
Penn State Scanticon. George J. Demko 
will speak as part of Geography Depart- 
ment's 50th anniversary celebration on 
"Global Landscape of Danger; A Geogra- 
pher's Perspective." For reservation call 
1-800-PSU-TODAY. Reception and book 
signing to follow lecture. 
Distinctive Styles, 8 p.m., HUB Fishbowl. 
"One Alternative," trio of two guitarists 
and an oboist/English horn player, offers 
classical, folk, jazz and popular styles. 
Marker Lecture in Physical Science, 8 p.m., 
112 Kern Bldg. Hans Albrecht Bethe on 
'The Atomic Bomb." 
School of Music, 8 p.m., Recifal Hall. 

Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, flute. 
Friday, October 1 3 
Fall Alumni Weekend, through Oct. 15. 
Center for Locomotion Studies, 10:30 a.m., 
101 Old Main. Peter Cavanagh on "Falls 

University President Graham Spanier recently visited the African Headrests exhibit at the 
Palmer Museum ot Art on the University Park Campus with Kahren Jones Arbitman, director 
of the museum. The exhibit continues through Dec. 3. 

Photo: Greg Grieco 

i Elderly: Prediction. Perturbation 

and Prew 
■ Gallery Talk. 3 p.m., Christoffers Lobby. 

Palmer Museum of Art. Kay Prcart on 

"Asian Art at the Palmer Museum." 
Geography's Coffee Hour. 3:30 p.m.. 26 

Hosier Bldg. Peter Haggett on "On. 

Choosing Research Topics: Design vs. 

Marker Lecture in Physical Sciences, 3:30 
p.m.. 111 Wartik Lab. Hans Albrecht 
Bethe on "Supernovae." 

Center for Perlorming Arts, 8 p.m.. Eisen- 
hower Auditorium. Dance Theatre of 
Harlem. For tickets call 863-0255. 

Saturday, October 14 

Office for Minority Faculty Development 
Workshop, 9 a.m. -noon. 114 Kern Bldg. 
Blannie Bowen on "Promotion and 
Tenure." For reservation, call Mary 

Gallery Talk, 1 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Efram Burk on "Pho- 
tographs from the Permanent Collection." 

Center lor the Performing Arts, 8 p.m.. 
Schwab Auditorium. Kandinsky Trio, 
"Tales of Appalachian For tickets call 

Sunday, October 15 

Gallery Talk, 1 p.m., Christoffers Lobby. 
Palmer Museum. Cheryl Snay on "Look- 
ing at You: Portraits at the Palmer Muse- 




Friday, October 6 

Economics. 3:30 p.m.. 123 Chambers. Eric 
Ghysels on "On Stable Factor Structures 
in the Pricing of Risk." 
Agronomy. 3:35 p.m., 107 ASI. Scott Hark- 
com on "25 Years of Crop Rotation Re- 
Philosophy. 4 p.m.. 124 Sparks Bldg. Carl 
Mitcham on "Technology and the Future 
of Philosophy." 
Monday, October 9 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geome- 
try, 3:30 p.m., 115 Osmond Lab. Glenn 
Barnich on "Local BRST Cohomology 

Groups: Interpretation and Applications." 

Human Development and Family Studies. 4 
p.m., 301 Hetzel Union Bldg. Edna P. 
Bennett Lecture Series: Irwin Sandler on 
"Development and Evalualion of a Theory 
Driven Prevention Program for Children 
of Divorce." 

Tuesday, October 10 

Institute (or Policy Research and Evaluation, 
3 p.m., 12 Sparks Bldg. Dennis Shea on 
"How Many People Died at Your Hospital 
Last Year? Information and Health Care 

Geosciences, 4 p.m.. 26 Hosier. Hydro- 
sciences candidate to speak. 

■ History, 4 p.m., 270 Willard Bldg. Joel 
Gordon on "Memories of Nasser's Egypt; 
Sketches from the Underground." 

Wednesday, October 11 

Gerontology Center, noon, 101 H&HD Bldg. 
East. Trainees Panel on Research 

Thursday, October 12 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geome- 
try, 11:30 a.m., 339 Davey Lab. Jorge 
Pullin on "A Rigorous Solution to the 
Quantum Einstein Equations." 

The Population Research Institute, noon, 
406 Oswald Tower. Carol Worthman on 
"Lifespan Endocrinology of Human Re- 
productive Ecology." 

Graduate Program in Nutrition, 4 p.m., 110 
Wartik Lab. Brian W. Tobin on "Metabolic 
and Nutritional Consequences ot Pancre- 
atic Islet Transplantation." 

■ Jewish Studies, 8 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Au- 
ditorium. William Dever on "Archaeology 
of Israel." 

Friday, October 13 

Agronomy, 3:35 p.m., 107 ASI Louis Sapor- 
ifo on "Evaluating Spatial and Temporal 
Nutrient Balance Changes on a Central 
PA Dairy Farm." 


Thursday, October 5 

Strategies lor Successful Education of 
Health Care Providers. Penn Slate Scant- 
icon For information call 863-5120. 

Wednesday, October 11 

State Urban & Community Forestry Work- 

shop, 150 attendees, Days Inn Penn 
Friday, October 13 

Penn State Education Summit: Collaborating 

lor the Planned Curriculum, Penn State 

African American Alumni Interest Group, 

through Oct. 14. For information, call 

Cheryl Stringer. 865-3376. 



"Morning Edition," Mon.-Fri., 6-9 a.m. 
"Performance Today," Mon.-Fri.. 9-11 a.m. 
"All Things Considered," Mon.-Fri., 5-7 p.m.; 

Sat.-Sun, 5-6 p.m. 
"Weekend Edition," Sat. & Sun., 8-10 a.m. 
"Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Mon.-Fri., 4-5 

"Odyssey Through Literature with S. Leonard 

Rubenstein." Weds., 7 p.m. 
"Car Talk." Fri., 7 p.m. and Sun.. 6 p.m. 
"Living On Earth," Mon.. 7 p.m. 
"Piano Jazz with Marion McPartland," Mon.. 

8 p.m. 
"Thistle & Shamrock," Sun., 4 p.m. 


HUB Browsing Gallery: 

Oil paintings by Joanne Landis. through Oct. 
22. Paintings consist of abstract impres- 
sionism lull of round female forms in viva- 

HUB Format Gallery: 

Paintings by Frank Diaz Escalet, through 
Oct. 21. Paintings reflect lifetime experi- 

Kern Exhibition Area: 

Wooden birdhouses by Vicki Sellers, through 

Oct. 24. 
Jewelry by Shirley Greenlaw, through Oct. 

15. Jewelry is made of fine porcelain. 
Photography of Genevieve Durang, through 

Oct. 24. 
Palmer Museum: 

■ "Sleeping Beauties: African Headrests 
from the Jerome L. Joss Collection al 
UCLA," through Dec. 3. 

"Photographs from the Permanent Collec- 
tion," 20 photographs from the Palmer Art 
Collection, through Jan. 14, 1996. 

■ "Wayne Miller: Photographs of Tokyo, 
Yokohama, and Hiroshima-September 
1945." through March 10, 1996. 

Maps Room(202C): 

"Maps and the Columbian Encounter," maps 
and illustrations from (he 13lh Ihrough the 
1 7th cenluries, Oci. 9 (hrough Oct. 23. 

East Corridor Gallery: 

"Visual Meditations," by Greta Ehrig. Using 
oil. watercolor. and pencil on floral sub- 
jects. Through Oct. 31. 

Zoller Gallery: 

"Terrestrial Bodies," through Nov. 5. Fea- 
tures an eclectic group of 13 New York 
City artists. 

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Information Penn Slate 

Call 863-1234, and enter the number ot the 
message you wish to hear. Messages 
are listed in the from of (he telephone di- 
rectories. Other messages are Weath- 
er— 234; Arts Line— 345, University 
Calendar— 456. 

October 5 -October 15 


Faculty/Staff Alerts 

Research subjects sought 

Dr Larry Sinoway in the Division of Cardiology at The 
Hershey Medical Center is looking for research subjects 
for a two-week bedrest study funded by NASA. The lab 
is studying the nervous system's response to bedrest 
and needs healthy 20- to 40-year-old non-smoking men 
who are not currently taking any medications. The 
research subjects will receive $1,050 for their participa- 
tion. Interested participants may call Cindy Hogeman 
at (717) 531-4176 or contact the lab through E-mail: 

Dual Career Employment Assistance 

In support and recognition of the employment needs of 
dual-career partners, the University eight years ago 
established the Dual Career Employment Assistance 
Program. The program, designed for individuals being 
recruited or newly hired faculty and staff who have dual 
career employment needs, is administered through the 
Office of Human Resources and provides information 
and support to couples. 

As part of the program, a coordinator will meet with 
one or both individuals to discuss their employment 
interests and discuss job search strategies. In cases 
where distance or other circumstances prevent person- 
al meetings, the coordinator can work with individuals 
through correspondence and telephone contacts. 

In addition, assistance from other local employers is 
available and information about the University's hiring 
procedures is provided. The coordinator can also make 
referrals to University and community employers, 
when appropriate, depending on the needs of each par- 

For more information about the program or about 
the one-day career seminars also offered by the Office of 
Human Resources to aid in career change or career plan- 
ning, contact JoLaine Teyssier, program coordinator, at 
(814) 863-1218. 

Online international conference 

The journal of Buddhist Ethics, the first electronic journal 
in the discipline of religious studies, is currently hold- 
ing an online international conference, "Buddhism and 
Human Rights," which will run through Oct. 14 on the 
World Wide Web. The journal, established to promote 
the study of Buddhist ethics through publication of 
research articles, reviews, discussions and critical notes, 
can be found at URL http:llwum.psu.eduljbeljbe.html. 

Conference papers will be available to all journal 
subscribers through the JBE-L listserv. To subscribe to 
the listserv, log-in to the journal WWW site and click on 
"Subscriptions." Subscribers to the listserv will be able 
to participate in the online conference via the listserv. 
There will be a number of panelists who will serve as 
respondents to questions. 

For more information, contact Charles S. Prebish by 
E-mail at 

Changes in nonprofit mailing rates 

Nonprofit postage rates and eligibility requirements 
changed on Oct. 1. The postage for a letter-size piece 
increased four-tenths of a cent and non-letter size piece 
increased five-tenths of a cent. These rate increases only 
affect nonprofit second- and third-class rates. The 
increase is due to the passage of the Revenue Forgone 
Reform Act of 1993. 

The changes in eligibility requirements may have an 
impact on some University mailings. 

U.S. Postal Service guidelines require a mailing to 
be directly related to the type of permit issued. In this 
instance, Penn State's permit is for educational use only. 
Therefore, only mailings directly related to Penn State's 
educational programs may be sent at nonprofit rates. A 
mailing turned down for nonprofit status will be eligi- 
ble for regular bulk rates. 

For more information concerning this matter please 
contact Frank Sinclair, manager of Mailing & Address- 
ing Services at (814) 865-4051 or E-mail 

Graduate faculty annual meeting 

The annual meeting of the graduate faculty has been 
scheduled for4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Room 112 Kem 
Graduate Building on the University Park Campus. The 
principal item on the agenda is an address by President 
Graham Spanier. All members of the graduate faculty 
are encouraged to attend. 

HRDC courses 

The following courses are being offered by the Human 
Resource Development Center. To register for free 
courses, please call (814)865-8216. Registration for fee- 
based courses requires a completed registration form, 
page 85 of the HRDC course catalog. Course description 
can also be found in the catalog. 

Overview of Different Types of Work Teams (PRO 
033) Meets Friday, Nov. 3, from 9a.m.-noon in 319 
Rider; cost: $35. 

Understanding Variation In The Workplace: Lessons 
Of The Red Beads (CQI 015) Meets Friday, Nov. 3, 
from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in 118 Agricultural Science and 
Industries; cost: none. 

What To Improve: Check Sheets, Pareto Charts and 
Scatter Diagrams (CQI 032) Meets Friday, Nov. 3, from 
1:30-4 p.m. in 319 Rider Building; cost: none. 

Career Planning (CAR 001) Meets for six sessions Mon- 
day, Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 and 17, 
from noon-1 p.m. in 39 McAllister Building; cost: $20.00. 
Measuring Improvements I: Histograms And Run 
Charts (CQI 033) Meets Monday, Nov. 6, from 1:15-2:15 
p.m. in 319 Rider Building; cost: none. 
Measuring Improvements II: Control Charts and Vari- 
ation (CQI 034) Meets Monday, Nov. 6, from 2:30-4 
p.m. in 319 Rider Building; cost: none. 
Photoshop (MAC 010) Meets Monday, Nov. 6, from 9 
a.m.-4 p.m. in 1 17 Wagner Building; cost: $90.00. 
Dynamic Brainstorming For Identifying Issues and 
Data (CQI 035) Meets Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 1:15-2:15 
p.m. in 319 Rider Building; cost: none. 
Introduction To The Internet (MAC Oil) Meets Tues- 
day, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.-noon in Room B Penn State 
Scanticon; cost: $90.00. 

Tools and Techniques For Managing Projects (PRO 
032) Meets Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in 
319 Rider Building; cost: $55.00. 

Meeting And Retreat Planning (PRO 030) Meets 
Thursday, Nov. 9, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in 319 Rider 
Building; cost: $35.00. 

New Work Habits For A Radically Changing World 
(PRO 063) Meets Friday, Nov. 10, from 8:30-11:45 a.m. 
in 319 Rider Building; cost: $35.00. 

Additional HRDC courses offered are: 
Weight Watchers After"Work. A new Weight Watchers 
series is now available after work. After Work series 
meets Thursdays, Oct. 12 to Dec. 21 (excluding Thanks- 
giving) from 5 to 6 p.m., in 105 OPP Building. Cost: $115 
(lifetime members $1 05). Course: WEL 018, Section 3. To 
register, contact Jan Hawbaker at 865-3085 or 

Understanding Your EAP. Meets Monday, Oct. 16, 
from 1:15 to 2 p.m., in 118 Ag Sciences Building. To 
register, contact Jan Hawbaker at JQH3@psuadmin or 
865-3085. Cost is Free. 

EAP: The Supervisor's Role. Meets Monday, Oct. 16, 
from 1:15 to 3 p.m., in 118 Ag Sciences Building. 
Enlightening Lunch — Balancing Stress. Meets 
Thursday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1 p.m., in 110 Hender- 
son. Cost is free. 




Accreditation team 

to meet with CQI teams 

Several CQI teams will play an important 
role in informing the Middle States Accred- 
itation team about quality improvement 
efforts at Penn State. Rutgers President 
Francis Lawrence, will lead the Middle 
States team, whose members will visit Uni- 
versity Park and other Penn State locations 
from Oct. 8-11. The self-study will focus 
on the University's commitment to effec- 
tive management and the enhancement of 
the quality of education. Quality improve- 
ment teams scheduled to meet with the 
accreditation visitors are: 

■ Central Enrollment Management 
Group (CEMG) Undergraduate Student 
Retention Team, John Cahir, leader. 

■ Counseling and Psychological Ser- 
vices (CAPS) Intake and Reception CQI 
Team, Will Wadlington, leader. 

■ Interlibrary Loan CQI Team, Glori- 
ana St. Clair, leader. 

■ Receiving and Processing Study 
Abroad Grades CQI Team, Vicki Bordi, 

■ University Health Services Triage 
CQI Team, Connie Cavalier, leader. 

■ Representatives from Student 
Affairs, Undergraduate Education Collab- 
orative Effort Teams. 

The visitors will also meet with the 
CEMG Steering Committee and the current 
and past leadership of the University 
Council on Continuous Quality Improve- 

Quality forum 

October is National Quality Month. The 
Quality Forum XI Teleconference is the 
centerpiece of the October celebrations. 
This year's Quality Forum, "People Who 
Make Quality Happen," will be down- 
linked to Penn State on Thursday, Oct. 26, 
from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Penn State 

See page 16 for more information. 

For more information about CQI, please con- 
tact Louise Sandme\jer, executive director of the 
CQI Center, 303 Old Main, (814) 863-8721, 

Looking for a carpool from Bellefonte to Uni- 
versity Park. Work hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday. Call Mike at 865- 

Looking to carpool from Bellefonte/Blan- 
chard Street extended area to University Park, 
Monday through Friday. Call Cathy 863-7350. 

Octobers, 1995 

Projects to increase University's Web presence 

Eight new faculty technology initia- 
tive projects are now under way. 

The projects, which are being 
developed jointly with faculty mem- 
bers and the Education Technology 
Services unit of the Center for Acade- 
mic Computing, were selected from 
proposals to the 1995-96 Faculty Tech- 
nology Initiative program. Four of the 
new projects focus on the develop- 
ment of instructional materials and 
class communications via the World 
Wide Web. 

These include a project headed by 
Susan Monk, assistant professor of 
exercise science, at the Penn State 
Berks Campus. The project, titled 
Development of Human Anatomy 
Visual Collection, features the devel- 
opment of a collection of instructional 
material to support the delivery of 
Biology 29. 

Another of the WWW projects is 
headed by Daniel R. Hagen, professor 

and interim head. Dairy and Anima 
Science, and Daniel R. Deaver, pro- 
fessor of reproduction physiology. 
The goal of this project is to increase 
student access to images and slides on 
the comparative reproductive anato- 
my of animals for Animal Science 331 
and 431. 

Another WWW project, called The 
Sea Around Us: Developing Multime- 
dia Resources and Interactive Simula- 
tions of Fundamental Processes, is in 
the College of Earth and Mineral Sci- 
ences. It is headed by a team of three 
— Michael A. Arthur, professor and 
head, geosciences; Albert L. Guber, 
professor and associate head, geo- 
sciences, and Tim Robinson, instruc- 
tor, earth and mineral sciences. The 
fourth WWW project focuses on the 
need to increase communication 
among the faculty teaching the multi- 
ple sections of Engineering Graphics 
50, and to promote the consistency of 

experiences among the students. It is 
led by Dhushy Sathianathan, assis- 
tant professor. School of Engineering 
Technology and Commonwealth 
Engineering; Richard Devon, director 
of Pennsylvania Space Grant Consor- 
tium and associate professor SETCE; 
and Jeff Shapiro, Ph.D. candidate, 
electrical engineering. It is titled: A 
Multimedia Network for Freshman 
Curriculum Using WWW and Video 
Conferencing Via Internet. 

Two of the new projects focus on 
developing interactive materials for 
language instruction. Linda Moehle- 
Vieregge, assistant professor of Ger- 
man, is leading the development of a 
500-word cultural pictionary for Ger- 
man students. This project aims to 
develop an English-German dictio- 
nary that uses interactive multimedia 
to convey cultural as well as linguistic 
information to beginning German stu- 
dents. The second language project is 

Teaching Fellow award nominations sought 

Nominations are being sought for the 
1996 Atherton, Eisenhower and Alum- 
ni Teaching Fellow teaching awards. 
All of these awards will be presented 
at the Awards Convocation in March 

The George W. Atherton Award 
for Excellence in Teaching recognizes 
excellence in teaching performance in 
the undergraduate program of the 
University. Up to four awards will be 
presented and faculty members at all 
locations are eligible. 

To be eligible for nomination, a 
faculty member must have been a full- 
time member of the University faculty 
for a minimum of three years; have 
undergraduate teaching as a major 
portion of her or his assigned duties; 
have the rank of assistant professor, 
associate professor or professor. 

The Milton S. Eisenhower Award 
for Distinguished Teaching is given in 
recognition of distinguished teaching 
at the University. Up to two awards 

will be presented. To be eligible for 
nomination, a faculty member must be 
a tenured member of the faculty; have 
been employed as a full-time Univer- 
sity faculty member for at least five 
years; and have undergraduate teach- 
ing as a major portion of her or his 
assignment. Members of a research 
staff, administrators (including 
department heads), and those who are 
predominantly teachers of graduate 
students are not eligible for this 

The Alumni Teaching Fellow 
Award has been established jointly by 
the Alumni Association, the Under- 
graduate Student Government and the 
Graduate Student Association. The 
award honors outstanding teaching 
while providing encouragement and 
incentive for teaching excellence. One 
award will be presented. 

Recipients of the Alumni Teaching 
Fellow Award are expected to share 
their talents and expertise with others 

throughout the University system. 
Yearlong responsibilities may include 
such activities as participating in 
workshops and symposia, giving lec- 
tures or presentations on leaching 
techniques for new faculty and gradu- 
ate assistants, taking part in discus- 
sions or seminars with students in the 
University Scholars Program and 
teaching honors courses. To be eligi- 
ble for nomination, a faculty member 
must be full time, with a minimum of 
three years teaching experience. Eval- 
uations will be based on demonstrated 
excellence and lasting impact in the 
following areas: scholarly teaching, 
academic advising and overall career 
guidance and enthusiasm and corn- 
Deadline for nominations for the 
awards is Oct. 27. For more informa- 
tion and nomination forms, contact 
the Office of Undergraduate Educa- 
tion, 417 Old Main, University Park or 
call (814) 863-1864. 


Smeal College professor, 
researcher dies 

Srikanth "Kant" Rao, Smeal College 
professor of business administration, 
died Sept. 12. He was 45. 

A member of the business logis- 
tics faculty for nearly 20 years, Dr. 
Rao earned undergraduate degrees 
in mechanical engineering and man- 
agement from MIT, and master of 
science and doctoral degrees "from 
Penn State. He joined the University 
as a research assistant with the Penn- 
sylvania Transportation Institute in 
1971. In 1976, he became an instruc- 
tor in The Smeal College's Depart- 
ment of Business Logistics, rose to 
the rank of assistant professor in 
1977, associate professor in 1982 and 
professor in 1993. 

Dr. Rao's research in transporta- 
tion and logistics was wide ranging 
and included studies of pricing and 

financing of transportation networks, 
national transportation policy issues 
and strategies, logistics information 
systems, simulation models for 
inland waterway systems, modeling 
of logistics systems, railway network 
analysis and impacts of just-in-time 
inventory management. He was the 
author or co-author of more than 70 
articles, papers and book chapters, 
winning awards for several of these 

Dr. Rao actively promoted 
greater cooperation between the aca- 
demic and business communities to 
increase the usefulness of research. 
As part of this effort, he was appoint- 
ed the first visiting scholar in the 
Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail) in 

In addition to his research and 
teaching duties. Dr. Rao served as 
deputy director of the Pennsylvania 

Transportation Institute from 1981 to 
1983. On leave from the University 
from 1979 to 1980, he served as asso- 
ciate deputy secretary for fiscal and 
management systems in the state 
Department of Transportation. From 
1983 to 1986, he was state deputy sec- 
retary of budget, Governor's Office 
of the Budget, and held the posts of 
deputy secretary of technology 
development and policy with the 
state Department of Commerce, and 
member of the Pennsylvania High 
Speed Rail Commission. 

At the time of his death, he was a 
member of the University Faculty 
Senate and chair of the Senate Com- 
mittee on Research. 

Memorial contributions may be 
made to the Kant Rao Research Fel- 
lowship Fund in Business Logistics, 
c/o Penn State, 1 Old Main, Univer- 
sity Park, Pa. 16802-1502. 

a French grammar project for the first 
year of French. Pierre Cintas, associ- 
ate professor of French at the Penn 
State Abington-Ogontz Campus, is the 
faculty leader of the project. 

Another of the new projects is 
developing a multimedia look at Dan- 
te's Inferno. It is jointly led by Mar- 
lene Soulsby, associate professor of 
German; Mary Lynne Brannon, senior 
instructional services specialist, and 
Richard Dempsey, assistant professor 
of computer science, all at the Penn 
State Worthington Scranton Campus. 

The last of the new projects is led 
by Barbara Bremer, assistant profes- 
sor of psychology at Penn State Har- 
risburg. It focuses on the development 
of instructional software for classes on 
the differently-abled. The goal is to 
develop interactive simulations that 
assist in communicating the impact of 
disabilities on one's mobility, hearing, 
and seeing. 

center captures 
$650,000 grant 

The University's Bioprocessing 
Resource Center Inc. (BRC), one of 
seven Industrial Resource Centers 
(IRC) funded by the Pennsylvania 
Department of Commerce, has 
been awarded $650,000 to support 
technical and business services for 
Pennsylvania's growing biotech- 
nology industry. 

The total represents a sub- 
stantial increase over the past year 
and reflects the overall productivi- 
ty of the center. 

In 1994-95 the BRC assisted 
more than 40 companies through 
81 consultations, engagements and 
project implementations. BRC's 
statewide client group includes 

biotechnology, commercial agricul- 
ture, food processing and the life 

BRC's programs supply tech- 
nical and business experts to help 
small companies become more 
competitive. Typical projects 
involve investigating faster, more 
efficient production technology; 
advising start-up firms regarding 
regulatory compliance or quality 
control; or conducting pilot plant 
tests concerning protein purifica- 
tion, fermentation and other prod- 
uct development issues. 

Recently, BRC also received a 
$75,000 grant from Pennsylvania's 
Ben Franklin Partnership Program 
to provide increased product 
purification services for its clients. 
Founded in 1988, the BRC was 
incorporated earlier this year as a 
nonprofit entity. The BRC has 
headquarters at University Park 
and is a subsidiary of The Corpora- 
tion for Penn State. 

October 5, 1995 


Eleven teaching projects earn Provost's Awards 

Annual honor recognizes innovative teaching efforts of 43 faculty members 

Forty-three faculty members, 
through a variety of collaborative 
projects, are moving away from the 
chalkboard method of teaching and 
reaching students through innova- 
tive techniques — some involving 
powerful new technologies. 

In recognition of their efforts, 11 
teaching projects — up from seven 
in 1994 — have been selected to 
receive support through the 
Provost's Awards for Collaborative 
Instruction and Curricular Innova- 

Established in 1991, the program 
recognizes outstanding collabora- 
tive teaching efforts of faculty who 
also have demonstrated strengths as 
scholars and researchers. 

The award consists of salary sup- 
plements in addition to those given 
through merit evaluation. Projects 
recognized were selected by an 
advisory committee of faculty for 
their quality, innovation, long-term 
impact and collaboration. 

Collaborative projects receiving 
awards this year are: 

■ Collaborative Development of 
Computer-Assisted Instructional 
Delivery Systems 

A multi-disciplinary work group 
has fostered increased use of tech- 
nology-aided instruction by serving 
as advocates and resources in assist- 
ing others in developing course- 
ware. The group developed a core of 
eight courses in the College of Agri- 
cultural Sciences that use computer- 
aided instruction. 

These courses reached about 500 
students last year. 

College of Agricultural Sciences 
faculty: Steven L. Fales, Daniel D. 
Fritton, Harold W. Harpster, Paul 
H. Heinemann and C. Terry Mor- 

■ Animal Nutrition: A Collabo- 
rative Approach 

Four animal nutrition courses 
were combined into one comprehen- 
sive course. Recognizing the needs 
of their students, who are mostly 
from non-farm backgrounds, the 
group uses multimedia-based tech- 
nologies that enab'e many farm 
practices and processes to be 
brought into the classroom. 

All lectures combine the use of a 
desktop presentation, color graph- 
ics, slides and full-motion digital 

In addition, hands-on computer 
laboratories are used to emphasize 
and reinforce the various principles 
of animal nutrition covered in the 

Through the use of CD-ROM, the 
program also is being developed as 
a model for distance learning in the 

College of Agricultural Sciences 
faculty: Harold W. Harpster, 
Lawrence D. Muller and Kirk E. 

■ Biology in the 21st Century 

Introductory biology curriculum 
has been reworked to include four 
integrated courses that emphasize 
content and strive to train students 
to critically examine biological facts. 
Each course has a laboratory com- 
ponent and students are encouraged 
to write their own experimental pro- 
tocols, analyze data and arrive at 
their own conclusions. In addition, 
discussion sessions where students 
are challenged to think critically are 

Eberly College of Science faculty: 
Richard J. Cyr and Carl S. Keener. 

■ Raymond Bowers Interdisci- 
plinary Design Studio 

In this studio, architecture, land- 
scape architecture and architectural 
engineering students worked 
together during spring 1995 on five 
interdisciplinary teams. Projects 
included: the urban design of a com- 
munity-based primary health facili- 
ty in Philadelphia; and the redesign 
of a failed public housing project in 

Not only did students work with 
those from other disciplines, they 
also acted as liaisons with residents 
of the community and with a panel 
of professional advisers in Philadel- 
phia, providing them with "real- 
world" experience. 

College of Arts and Architecture 
faculty involved: Thomas Boothby, 
Wladyslaw A. Strumillo and Don 

■ The Integrative M.A. Degree in 
Music Theory and History, 1992-95 
Conceived in 1990 by a team of pro- 
fessors from music theory and music 
history, this integrative approach 
helps overcome the separate fields 
that are part of musicology. 

The integrative degree incorpo- 
rates a seminar that focuses on spe- 
cial topics and is taught jointly by a 
music historian and music theorist 
in an area of shared interest and 
expertise. Also uses a team-taught 
theory and history course and a 
range of more traditional discipli- 

Faculty from both disciplines 
participate directly in the develop- 
ment and refinement of a topic for a 

student's master's thesis. 

College of Arts and Architecture 
faculty: Maureen Carr, Taylor 
Greer, Robert Hatten, Eric McKee, 
Michael Broyles, Laura Macy, Dale 
Monson, Dean E. Williams and 
Amanda Maple, 

■ Product Realization Minor 
and the Learning Factory 

The product realization minor 
integrates a practice-based curricu- 
lum emphasizing manufacturing, 
design and business with on-site 
manufacturing facilities for product 
and process realization. The minor, 
which also includes a yearlong 
industrial project, complements 
existing majors in the College of 
Engineering and is a partnership 
program with the University of 
Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, University 
of Washington and Sandia National 

College of Engineering faculty: 
Russell Barton, Paul Cohen, John 
Lamancusa, Kathryn Lilly and 
Renata Enget. 

■ Innovative Approach to 

Faculty combined and restruc- 
tured curriculum from two existing 
courses and also developed new 
material for this course designed to 
provide students with basic con- 
cepts important to chemistry. 

The course also strives to pro- 
mote better study habits and uses 
multiple choice questions written by 
the students as study guides. 

Eberly College of Science faculty: 
John P. Lowe, L. Peter Gold and 
Judy L. Ozment. 

■ Chemical Principles: CHEM 
12 — the Penn State Berks and Penn 
State Abington-Ogontz campuses 

Related to the previous project, 
this initiative is designed to better 
prepare Commonwealth Education- 
al System students for the CHEM 12 

Started at the Ogontz Campus by 
Judy L. Ozment, associate professor 
of chemistry, this project incorpo- 
rates the use of a series of skill 
check tests (SCTs), which are short 
subject quizzes that check a stu- 
dent's basic skills on essential back- 
ground material. 

Students are required to pass all 
of the SCTs before receiving credit 
for them. 

The SCT concept was passed on 
to Stanley Furrow, associate profes- 
sor of chemistry at the Berks Cam- 

Introduction to Engineering 
Design — Penn State Erie, The 
Behrend College 

Reorganized the freshman engi- 
neering course EG50, engineering 
graphics, to provide students with 
an overview of engineering, intro- 
duce them to an engineering 
approach to problem solving and 
improve student retention - by 
explaining the rationale for courses 
taken during the four years of study. 

Faculty and staff involved: K. 
Holliday-Darr, J Young, W. Lasher, 
R. Ford, E. Evans and John Beau- 

■ Cultural Studies and Compo- 
sition: An Experiment in Collabora- 
tive Teaching — The Penn State 
Berks Campus 

Faculty members James Boyer, 
Raymond Mazurek and Michael 
Riley began teaching culturally- 
focused sections of English 15, 
which led to a common syllabus and 
common assignments as a way to 
enhance freshman composition" 

The course is intended as an 
introduction to cultural literacy by 
exploring contemporary culture, 
focusing on a critique of mass cul- 
ture and on multiculturalism. It 
looks at a wide range of topics, 
including current controversies in 
rap music, generational conflict, 
education and the impact of mass 
media on everyday life. 

■ Honors and University Schol- 
ars Programming Initiative at the 
Penn State Worthington Scranton 

Three faculty members devel- 
oped a host of activities aimed at 
honors students, but easily transfer- 
able to the entire student popula- 

Part of their initiative involves a 
series of one-credit, team-taught 
courses which focus on historical, 
philosophical and literary readings. 
The courses are intended to stim- 
ulate thought about key questions in 
the humanities. These discussions 
often lead to panel presentations 
organized by students and open to 
the campus community. 

In addition, trips to enhance 
class work and broaden students' 
experiences are incorporated, volun- 
teer projects are undertaken to aid 
local civic groups and an Alumni- 
Mentor Program links honor stu- 
dents with alumni who work in the 
student's area of professional inter- 
Faculty from the Worthington 
Scranton Campus: Todd Adams, Nor- 
bert Mayer and Marlene Soulsby. 


Professor a Friend of 
County Government 

pal go\e 

Penn State Harrisburg Professor Beverly Cigle 
efforts to enhance local and i 
have been applauded by 
the County Commission- 
ers Association of Penn- 

Dr. Cigler, professor of 
public policy and adminis- 
tration, has received the 
Friend of County Govern- 

A nationally known 
expert on local govern- 
ment, Dr. Cigler has par- 
ticipated in conferences, 
research projects and 
publications across the 
nation and has been 
speaker for CCAP 
recent conferences. 

She has been instrumental in the curriculum 
development for the Academy for Excellence in 
County Government and will continue to be a 
resource for selected faculty and CCAP members. 

The Friend of County Government Award is pre- 
sented annually by CCAP to "recognize individuals 
or organizations who have demonstrated a continued 
commitment to CCAP's members, the association, 
and county government in general." It is the highest 
honor CCAP bestows on non-members. 

Beverly Cigler 

Journal of Buddhist Ethics 
a "Top 5 Percent Web Site" 

The journal of Buddhist Ethics, Penn State's fi.„. 
peer-reviewed electronic journal, has been 
selected as a "Top 5 Percent Web Site" by 
Point Communications Corp. in their Point 

Point Communications surveys thousands 
of Web sites, rating them on content, presen- 
tation and experience on a scale of to 49. 

The Journal of Buddhist Ethics received 
scores of 44 in content, 33 in presentation and 
35 in experience. Experience rates the feelings" 
of the person viewing the site rather than the 
credentials of the site owner. 

The Journal of Buddhist Ethics joins the 
"Weather Pages," a web site put together by 
the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, in 
the top 5 percent category. 

The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, co-edited by 
Charles S. Prebish, associate professor of reli- 
gious studies, and Damien Keown of the Uni- 
versity of London (Goldsmiths College) can be 
found at URL 

In the past, the journal has also won four 
first place awards in international competition 
for electronic information servers: "Best Over- 
all Networked Information System;" "Best FTP 
Site;" "Best World Wide Web Site;" and "Best 
Electronic Journal." 

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Daniel Conway, associate professor of philoso- 
phy, presented an invited paper to The Nietzsche 
Society of Great Britain, at the University of Hert- 
fordshire, Watford, U.K. His paper, titled "Niet- 
zsche's Dangerous Game," previewed the major 
themes of his forthcoming book under the same 
title, to be published in 1996 by Cambridge Uni- 
versity Press. 

Mary Dejong, associate professor of English and 
women's studies at the Penn State Altoona Cam- 
pus, delivered a presentation, "Dickinson and the 
'Voice" of Hymnody," at the Emily Dickinson 
International Society's annual conference at the 
University of Innsbruck in Austria. 

Timothy Friebe, assistant professor of chemistry 
at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, present- 
ed "Addition of Metal-Based Nucleophiles to 
Unsaturated Aldehydes" at the American Chem- 
istry Society meeting. 

Cathy Sargent Mester, senior lecturer in speech 
communication at Penn State Erie, The Behrend 
College, presented "Teaching as a Performance 
Art: Its Impact on Learning" at the Society for 
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education held 
at the University of Western Ontario. 

Balasubramanian Narasimhan, assistant profes- 
sor of statistics at Penn State Erie, The Behrend 
College, presented a paper he co-authored, 
"Bayesian Poisson Regression," at the Internation- 
al Conference of Bayesian Robustness in Rimini, 

Eva J. Pell, Steimer Professor of agricultural sci- 
ences, was part of an international team teaching 

advanced course and symposium in "Ozone and 
Other Oxidative Stress: Physiology, Molecular 
and Prevention" at the University of 

Kuopio, Finland. 

Raymond W. Regan, associate professor of civil 
and environmental engineering, has received the 
1994 Best Paper Award from the American 
Foundryman's Society. His paper is titled "Col- 
lective Management of Foundry Solid Wastes: A 
Case History." 

Stephany J. Romano, administrative director, 
Occupational Health, has been named a Fellow of 
the American Society for Healthcare Risk Man- 
agement, a division of the American Hospital 

Adam J. Sorkin, professor of English at the Penn 
State Delaware County Campus, gave an invited 
lecture, "The Disease of Translation," at the Third 
International Colloquium of Translators and Pub- 
lishers of Romanian Literature, in Sinaia, Roma- 

achievement in their scientific discipline. Study 
sections review grant applications, make recom- 
mendations and survey the status of research in 
their fields of science. 

Margaret Thorns, assistant professor of manage- 
ment at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, pre- 
sented "Training Business Leaders to Create Pos- 
itive Organizational Visions of the Future: Is It 
Successful?" at the Academy of Management's 
national meeting in Vancouver, BC. 

John W. Tarbell, professor of chemical engineer- 
ing, has been named a member of the Surgery and 
Bioengineering Study Section, Division of 
Research Grants, of the U.S. Department of Health 
and Human Services. Members are selected on the 
basis of their demonstrated competence and 

Mima Urquidi-Macdonald, associate professor of 
engineering science and mechanics, was an invit- 
ed speaker at the ICG-EAC Member Meeting in 
Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. Her presentation was 
on "Stress Corrosion Cracking Prediction Using 
Artificial Neural Networks." Dr. Urquidi-Mac- 
donald also traveled to China, where she present- 
ed talks on artificial neural networks to several 
universities, companies, and conferences. 

Barry R. Weller, associate professo 
at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, present- 
ed "Applicability and Usefulness of VEC Models 
in a Small Region Employment Forecasting Con- 
text: A Comparative Evaluation," at the 15th Inter- 
national Symposium of Forecasting in Toronto. 

Maria Womack, assistant professor of physics at 
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, gave an 
invited talk, "Carbon Chemistry in Comets," to 
the American Association of Physics Teachers. 

October 5, 1995 

Two join engineering C&DE program 

Terry Reed and Deb Zimmerman have been 
appointed to positions in the College of Engineering 
Continuing and Distance Education Program. Mr. 
Reed is director and Ms. Zimmerman is program 
coordinator for engineering continuing and distance 

Mr. Reed comes to 
the University from 
Westinghouse Electric 
Corp. where he was 
manager for the Cable 
Test Science & Tech- 
nology Center in Pitts- 
burgh. In that position, 
he operated two facili- 
ties for the Electric 
Power Research Insti- 
tute and managed a 
budeet of more than 


Terry Reed 

At We5tinghousi 
he held several posi 
tions, including man- 
ager of development projects and manager for tran- 
sient analysis for the Advanced Systems Technology 

A licensed professional engineer, he holds 13 
patents, primarily in the area of computer control of 
power plants, and is co-author of several technical 
papers. He is a senior member of the Institute of Elec- 
trical and Electronics Engineers. 

An electrical engineering graduate of Penn State, 
Mr. Reed also holds a master's in business adminis- 
tration from the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh. 

Ms. Zimmerman, 
who has been with the 
College of Engineering 
since 1978, was an 
administrative assis- 
tant for continuing 


Hon where she coordi- 
nated C&DE pro- 
grams, including the 
"Advanced School In 
Power Engineering" 
and the "Fundamen- 
tals Of Engineering 

Deb Zimmerman 


offered both on-site 

and via distance technology. 

In her new position, she will assist Mr. Reed in 
determining market demand for the C&DE programs 
and work with faculty to develop and produce a vari- 
ety of engineering C&DE offerings. 

Active in C&DE programs locally and nationally, 
she is the Penn State representative to the Collabora- 
tion for Interactive Visual Distance Learning and to 
the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Profes- 
sional Engineers. She serves on the national board of 
directors for the PictureTel Users Group and present- 
ed a paper on off-campus credit programs to the 
National Issues in Higher Education's Quality in Off- 
Campus Credit Programs Conference in 1994. 

Ms. Zimmerman is a graduate of South Hills 
Business School and is currently working toward a 
certificate in marketing management at Penn State. 

Physical plant names engineer 
as assistant vice president 

William J. Anderson Jr., a registered professional 
engineer with more than 20 years engineering and 
management experience in the U.S. Navy Civil Engi- 
neer Corps, has been named assistant vice president 
for physical plant at the University. 

As assistant vice president for physical plant, Mr. 
Anderson will be responsible for management of 
maintenance and operations, utilities, facilities man- 
agement, engineering, facilities planning, design and 
construction management. 

Mr. Anderson, who attained the rank of captain in 
the Navy, is a graduate of Tufts University with a B.S. 
degree in civil engineering. He received M.S. degrees 
in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology and the 
University of Califor- 
nia at Berkeley, and 
completed the Execu- 
tive Management Pro- 
gram at Duke Univer- 
sity's Fuqua School of 

In the Navy's Civil 
Engineering Corps, he 
has been public works 
officer, Naval Com- 
munication Station, 
Stockton, Calif.; resi- 
dent officer in charge 
of construction, Naval 
Submarine Base, New William J. Anderson Jr. 
London, Conn.; direc- 
tor of planning, Chesapeake Division, Naval Facilities 
Engineering Command, Washington, D.C., and com- 
manding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Bat- 
talion FOUR, a 600-person SEABEE battalion with 
construction operations in Europe, the Mideast, Pacif- 
ic Islands, Alaska, the Caribbean and Central Ameri- 

He also has served as chief staff officer. Naval 
Construction Battalions, and director of facilities, U.S. 
Atlantic Beet, Norfolk, Va. Before joining the Penn 
State staff, he was commanding officer, Navy Public 
Works Center Great Lakes, and commanding officer, 
Engineering Field Activity Midwest, Great Lakes, 111. 

Liberal Arts welcomes three 

Three department heads in the College of the Liberal 
Arts have been appointed. They are: Robert C. Mar- 
shall, professor and head of the Department of Eco- 
nomics; Steve Mason, professor and head of the 
Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean 
Studies; and Dean R. Snow, professor and head of 
the Department of Anthropology. 

Dr. Marshall previously was associate professor 
of economics at Duke University and from 1989 to 
1991, research associate professor of statistics and 
decision sciences. His research in applied microeco- 
nomics is primarily concerned with the behavior of 
individuals and firms in auction and bidding situa- 
tions. His work on the oversight of federal procure- 
ment of commodities, based on the protests of losing 
bidders, was the first investigation of the limitations 
of and ways to improve the existing process. Other 
ongoing areas of research include the study of the 
behavior of individuals and coalitions at auctions. 

The author of numerous scholarly articles, Dr. 
Marshall has received grants from the National Sci- 

» Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the 

Ford Foundation and 
has been a consultant 
to the House Govern- 
ment Operations 
Committee on the 
reform of the bid 
protest process. 

He is a member of 
a panel within the 
Committee on Nation- 
al Statistics of the 
National Academy of 
Sciences and has held 
the position of visiting 
associate professor at 
several institutions, 

including the Institute Robert C. Marshall 
for Empirical Macro- 
economics of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, 1995; 
Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of 
Business, 1994; Department of Economics, University 
of Minnesota, 1993; and Department of Economics, 


University of Pittsburgh, 1993. He has also served as 
a consultant to the World Bank. 

Dr. Marshall received a bachelor's degree in eco- 
nomics from Princeton University and a doctorate 
from the University of California, San Diego. He 
held positions in private industry until 1983 when he 
accepted the position of assistant professor of eco- 
nomics at Duke. 

Dr. Mason formerly was associate professor at 
York University in Ontario, Canada. His scholarship 
concerns the writings of the first century Jewish 
priest and historian Flavius Josephus within the con- 
text of contemporaneous religious developments. 
He is author of numerous scholarly articles and of 
three books, and is currently preparing an annotated 
bibliography and commentary to the works of Jose- 

Among his awards is a three-year grant from the 
Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada for 
a study of gentile Christianity as a mediator of 
Judaean culture in the Roman Period. Dr. Mason 
was the founder and first coordinator of IOUDAIOS, 
an electronic forum for scholarship on Judaism in the 
Greco-Roman world. He was also a leader in the 
application of computer-assisted teaching in the 
humanities at York 

Dr. Mason re- 
ceived his bachelor's 
and master's degrees 
in religious studies 
from McMaster Uni- 
versity and his doctor- 
ate in biblical studies 
from the University of 
St. Michael's College. 
Before going to York 
University in 1989, he 
taught at Memorial 
University of New- 

Dr. Snow's re- 
search and teaching 
concern the archaeology of North America, and espe- 
cially the Northeast. He has directed a major long- 
term archaeological study, The Mohawk Valley Pro- 
ject, from 1983 to present, and received numerous 
grants in support of that work. His many publica- 
tions include an edited volume, Iroquois Medical 
Botany (1994), and numerous other books. 

Dr. Snow came to Penn State from the State Uni- 
versity of New York at Albany, where he has been a 
member of the faculty since 1969. He was subse- 
quently named an associate professor (1972) and 
professor (1980) of anthropology. In 197--80 and 
1989-91 he served as 
chair of the Depart- 
ment of Anthropolo- 
gy. He also was asso- 
ciate dean from 
198J3-83, and in 1983 
the acting dean of the 
College of Social and 
Behavioral Sciences. 

Dr. Snow has 
served extensively as 
a consultant to vari- 
ous governmental ag- 
encies, cultural insti- 
tutions and pub- 
lishers. He has served D ean R. Snow 
as a member and 
chaired many review 

panels for such national agencies and organizations 
as the Long-Range Planning Commission of the 
American Anthropological Association, the National 
Science Foundation and the National Endowment for 
the Humanities. 

Dr. Snow received his B.A. degree in anthropolo- 
gy from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in 
anthropology from the University of Oregon. 

Steve Mason 

Focus On 


October 5, 1995 

Software lets you see zoning 
regulations before they're implemented 

A research team has 
transformed zon- 
ing regulations 
into easy-to-use maps and 
pictures on a computer H • Zoning 

The overriding goal of 
this computer program is 
to help residents under- 
stand both their options 
in community growth and 
the complexities of design 
and zoning decisions, 
Kelleann Foster, the 
team's co-leader and an 
assistant professor of 
landscape architecture, 
said. The program runs 

sive personal computer. 

"Most people think 
they can't play a role in 
their community's 
growth, saying zoning 
regulations are too intimi- 
dating or that develop- 

Ms. Foster said. "The 
computer program offers 
pictures, video and sound 
to show what zoning 
looks like. This allows 
local residents to say 'We 
want this option instead 
of what has been allowed, 
because it makes our com- 
munity more livable.' " 

The computer pro- 
gram also helps develop- 
ers and local officials. 

"Developers can find 
their way through local 
regulations faster, and can 
get feedback on their pro- 
posals earlier," Ms. Foster 
said. "This will allow 
them to become aware of 
needed changes before 
too much time and money 
has been spent on the 

"This interactive visu- 
al program levels the 
playing field for munici- 
pal officials as it provides 
them a degree of sophisti- 
cation often possessed 
only by the lawyers and 
designers who work for 
the developers. This new 
use of technology makes 
the dialogue of communi- 
ty growth more produc- 

The program allows 

A team co-ted by Kelleann Foster and Tim Johnson, both assistant profes 

architecture in the College of Arts and Architecture, developed this software to enable u 

to see how zoning regulations affect neighborhoods. 

local zoning and design 
options. This will show 
the effects of both land 
use and design statutes, 
Ms. Foster said. 

For example, someone 
interested in new housing 
that mimics design fea- 
tures of current neighbor- 
hoods can open a menu 
on the computer screen to 
display pictures of the 
neighborhoods. Use of the 
computer's mouse to click 
boxes alongside the 
images can add or remove 
features such as trees and 

"Instead of leafing 
through legal language, 
users see the tree and 
sidewalk regulations dis- 
played on an actual 
street," she said. "This 
shows developers what a 
planned residential devel- 
opment looks like, while 
it tells residents what* 
developers should be 

The ability to incorpo- 
rate both actual images 
from a community and its 

program is an asset, Ms. 
Foster said. The program 
makes it easy to edit text 
and to change graphics. 

Ms. Foster and co- 
leader Tim Johnson, 
assistant professor of 
landscape architecture, 
developed the program 
from SuperCard multime- 
dia software. A $120,000 
grant from the Richard 
King Mellon Foundation 
is allowing the team to 
fine-tune the work, called 
the Visual Interactive 
Code (VIC), and to try it 
out in Findlay Township, 
west of Pittsburgh. 

Findlay Township is 
home to the new terminal 
of the Pittsburgh Interna- 
tional Airport. 

Although mostly rural, 
the township expects to 
cover more than half its 
acreage with commercial 
and industrial develop- 
ment. Findlay Township 
has a newly updated zon- 
ing code and faces growth 
limits from airport noise, 
steep hillsides and open 
space regulations. 

The research team is 
involving township resi- 
dents by asking them to 
take pictures of their com- 
munity for use in the VIC. 

"This avoids a feeling 
of top-down imposition," 

Ms. Foster said. "Resi- 
dents are helping to 
put their regulations 

The team has already 
transferred the township's 
zoning and subdivision 
ordinances to the pro- 
gram. Later this year, they 
hope to test a completed 
VIC for Findlay Town- 

In the meantime, the 
team is developing a uni- 
versal framework to allow 

VIC to display local zon- 
ing and design options. 
This effort includes a 
manual on how to input 
both regulations and pic- 
tures, Ms. Foster said. 

"We expect any 
municipality can use this 
with just a little bit of 
computer knowledge, and 
without needing to hire 
anyone," she said. 

Zoning regulations tell 
local residents how their 
community should grow. 

Regulations were illus- 
trated when first used 
earlier this century, but 
pictures were dropped in 
favor of words as zoning 
grew complicated. 


The rise of gourmet-style home 
delivery, the advent of long-dis- 
tance cooking and the acceptance of 
prisoners as consumers are among 
the many (rends shaping the future 
of foodservice management, experts 
from Forecasting International Ltd. 
and Penn State say. 

Marvin Cetron, president of Fore- 
casting International Ltd., in Arling- 
ton, Va., and Fred J. DeMicco, associ- 
ate professor of hotel, restaurant and 
institutional management, say many 
trends will create a restaurant renais- 
sance in the next decade, including: 

■ Consumers are buying more 
take-out food from restaurants. 

■ More men will be doing the 
food shopping for their families. 

■ Prisoners will be- recognized as 
consumers, too, with increased atten- 
tion from insiitiiti<in,il foodservice 
and restaurant delivery services. 

■ Changing consumer prefer- 
ences will lead convenience stores to 
emphasize food quality. 

■ The trend is toward fewer, big- 
ger convenience stores. 

New drug helps poison ivy 

Anew drug helps prevent the blis- 
ters and itching of poison ivy 
and poison oak. 

Dr. James G. Marks Jr., professor 
of dermatology at The Hershey Med- 
ical Center, and his colleagues at 
three other centers tested the drug — 
quaternium-18 bentonile — on 211 
patients with a history of allergic 
contact dermatitis, who were particu- 
larly susceptible to poison ivy and 

Each patient applied the quaterni- 
um lotion on one arm while nothing 
was put on the other arm. None of 
the investigators knew which arm 
had the lotion until after the experi- 
ment. Then one hour later, each 
patient's arm received a patch test 
with urushiol, which is the active 
chemical that causes the blisters and 
other skin reactions to the poison ivy 

Of the 211, 144 reacted to the 
urushiol. In 98 of the 144 patients, 
quaternium completely prevented 
reaction. Those who did react had 
muted reactions. At least 50 percent 
of the population is sensitive to poi- 

Dr. Marks says the next step is for 
the manufacturer, Enviroderm Phar- 
maceuticals in Louisville, Ky., to get 
approval by the federal Food and 
Drug Administration before it is 
available to the general public. 


Web site 

Penn State athletics is now in cyber- 
space. Information on the Nittnny Lion 
and Lady Lion athletic teams is avail- 
able on the University's home page on 
the Internet's World Wide Web. The 
page may be accessed at 
Uttp:ffwunv.pSH£du and then by clicking 
on "Sports, Clubs and Recreation." 
Sports news is under "Sports Informa- 
tion Offio&" 

Five join Athletics 

Five appointments have been 
announced by the Athletics Department. 
They include: 

■ John Smith, an athletic trainer at Van- 
derbilt for six years, has been appointed 
to a similar post at Penn State. His pri- 
mary duty will be attending to the Nit- 
tany Lion basketball team; 

■ William Dorenkott has joined the 
Nittany Lion swimming program as 
assistant coach; 

■ Karina D. Robidoux will serve as the 
restricted earnings coach for the Lady 
Lion gymnastics team; 

■ Andrew T. Hardyk has joined the 
men's track and field staff as the restrict- 
ed earnings coach; and 

■ Nancy Graham has been appointed 
Penn State's pool coordinator. 

Faculty/Staff night 

Faculty/staff and a guest will be admit- 
ted free to the Penn State women's vol- 

IrvKill ^-imu.ig.nnsi Michigan at 7:30 
p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Recreation Build- 

Healthy debate 

Bro Cope, self-proclaimed preacher and regular visitor to the University Park Campus, and student Paul Bulman engage in a discussion in 
front of Willard Building. This photo, taken by Erick Dering, a student in Jock Lauterer's photojournalism class, was the first assignment of 
the semester. 

Undergraduate engineering programs rank high 

Quality improvement to 
be discussed Oct. 26 

The Quality Forum XI, a videoconference to 
be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 
Oct. 26, at The Penn State Scantiroh, will 
allow leaders from a broad spectrum of 
business sectors to discuss the latest issues 
and trends in the field of continuous quality 
improvement and to talk about what it 
means to stay competitive in today's mar- 

"Quality Happens Through People," the 
theme of the videoconference, will feature 
Gary L. Tooker, vice chairman and chief 
executive officer of Motorola Inc., as the 
keynote speaker. The program will focus on 
leadership, litt^luni; li'/irning.-mdempower- 

The registration fee for all University 
faculty, staff and students is $25 and pre- 
rcgistration is required. The event is spon- 
sored by the Continuous Quality Improve- 
ment Office, Total Quality Council of 
Central Pennsylvania, the Penn State Stu- 
dent Chapter of the American Society of 
Quality Control and Continuing and Dis- 
tance Education. To register, contact Sue 
DeArmitt at (814)863-0299; by fax at 
(814)863-7042; or by E-mail at 

The College of Engineering was 
ranked eighth nationally among the 
public institutions and 13th among all 
engineering schools listed in U.S. 
Neivs and World Report'*, national sur- 
vey of the top 50 undergraduate engi- 
neering programs. 

The Department of Industrial and 
Management Systems Engineering 
was ranked fifth nationally in the 
Industrial/Manufacturing category of 

The College of Engineering tied 
for 13th with Northwestern Universi- 
ty, Princeton University and Rensse- 
laer Polytechnic Institute. 

The College of Engineering is a 
leader in the national movement to 
reassess and revitalize undergraduate 
engineering education. Programs such 
as the Leonhard Center for the 

Enhancement of Engineering Educa- 
tion, the Manufacturing Engineering 
Education Partnership (which houses 
the Learning Factory), and the Engi- 
neering Coalition of Schools for Excel- 
lence in Education and Leadership, 
which encourages active learning, 
design throughout the curriculum and 
student participation in educational 

Engineering is also developing 
interdisciplinary programs responsive 
to changes in the engineering profes- 
sion and to the needs of employers. 
This fall, the college began an inter- 
disaplinarv minor to help engineering 
undergraduates develop the practical 
leadership skills they'll need through- 
out their careers. Other programs are 
the quality manufacturing manage- 
ment degree (offered jointly with The 

Smea! College of Business Adminis- 
tration) and the energy and fuels engi- 
neering option in chemical engineer- 
ing (offered with the College of Earth 
and Mineral Sciences). 

Last spring, U.S. Nezvs surveyed 
deans and administrators of under- 
graduate engineering schools accred- 
ited by the Accreditation Board for 
Engineering and Technology. Two 
respondents at each school were asked 
to rate the reputations of institutions 
in their disciplines. Respondents were 
also asked to select the 10 top depart- 
ments in 10 specialties. The response 
rate for the engineering survey was 46 
percent, and the highest possible score 

i 4.0. The College of Engineering 

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October 12, 1995 

Volume 25, Number 9 

University Hospital marks 
25 years of growth, service 

On the drawing board 

This photo from the late 1960s shows a model of The Millon S. Hershey Medical Center complex, as it 
would look in 1970 when the University Hospital opened its doora. Shown in the photo, from left, are 
Arthur Whiteman, president of the Hershey Trust Co., Samuel Hinkle, president and board chairman of 
Hershey Chocolate Corp., University President Enc Walker and George T. Harrell, the first dean and 
director of the facility. 

It began with a phone call. Not just any 
call, but one that more than three 
decades later is still tagged as the "leg- 
endary $50 million phone call." Through 
that one simple call, The Milton S. Hershey 
Medical Center's University Hospital — 
now celebrating a quarter of a century of 

It was March 1963. Penn State President 
Eric Walker was invited to a meeting by 
Samuel Hinkle, then president and board 
chairman of Hershey Chocolate Corp. and 
a Penn State trustee. Mr. Hinkle asked him 
to stop in Hershey, but would not disclose 
the reason for the visit. When Dr. Walker 

. arrived, he found himself in a meeting with 
the board of managers of the M.S. Hershey 

"Eric," Mr. Hinkle said, "We think Penn 
State needs a medical school.... how much 
(would it take)?" 

"Look, Sam, you and I are country 
boys. We can't imagine how much — mil- 
lions!" Dr. Walker responded. 

But Mr. Hinkle just deadpanned, "How 

Dr. Walker said, "Fifty." 

"I think we can get it," Mr. Hinkle said. 

See "Hershey" on page 3 

Newly formed council 
to look at strategic 
planning for University 

A University Planning Council has been appointed by President 
Graham B. Spanier to provide overall guidance to Penn State's 
strategic planning efforts over the next 18 months. These efforts will 
lead to the development of strategic plans for the five-year period 
beginning July 1,1997. 

The council, which will be chaired by John A. Brighton, execu- 
tive vice president and provost, will review University-wide issues 
related to priorities, critical processes and structure. The UPC will 
begin its work by examining the results of the former University 
Future Process to determine whether changes in direction should be 

"To make this a suc- 

'7he University's budget cessful process, the upc 

realities of the last five years wil1 seek broad in P ut 

have placed a greater importance ly wjth , hl , 

on planning, and integrating the versity community; 1 r> 

budget process with strategic 

planning.. .These budget 

constraints ... are expected to 

continue at least over the next 

few years." 

Spanier said. "The Coi 
dl will be responsible for 
establishing the general 
planning and reporting 
guidelines for the 27 
strategic planning units. 
The principle work of 
the UPC will be to 
develop a new five-year 

strategic plan for Penn 

The guidelines developed by the UPC will consider alternatives, 
including continuing internal reallocations, for responding to the 
University's anticipated funding needs. 

"Support for many of our priority initiatives can be achieved 
only through the continuing assessment of existing resource alloca- 
tions,'' Dr. Spanier said. 

At the same time that the UPC is being formed, a Budget Strate- 
gies Committee has been named. 

"The University-level income and expense projections devel- 
oped last spring by the senior vice president for finance and busi- 
ness clearly present the fiscal challenges that Penn State faces as we 
strive to move forward over the next five years," Dr Spanier said 
"A separate Budget Strategies Committee will be asked to investi- 
gate alternative strategies for developing and managing the Uni- 

See "Planning council" on page 12 

Photographer to speak 

The photo on the left was taken 
by Philadelphia artist Donald 
Camp, who will lead a seminar 
discussion on art and 
literature/images of African- 
American males on Wednesday, 
Oct. 18. For information on more 
lectures, turn to pages 4 and 5. 

Cooped up 

Penn State researchers 
are designing solutions 
that make it easier for 
poultry to breathe. The 
new airflow systems also 
Improve air quality for 
workers. See story on 
page 11. 


Faculty/Staff Alerts 2 

Arts 6 

Innovation in 

Learning 9 

News in Brief 10 

Awards 10 

Faculty/Staff Alerts 

Computer outage 
impacts registrations 

Computer problems at the State 
College office. Continuing and 
Distance Education may have 
erased a number of registrations 
for courses and seminars 
received during the period from 
Sept. 15 through 25. 

Without information, people 
who enrolled may, in fact, not 
appear on the class roster 

Ron Avillion, director of the 
State College office, is asking 
everyone who registered by 
phone, in person or by mail dur- 
ing thai time period to contact 
the office to verify the registra- 
tion information. 

Those concerned can call 
Kristy Catalano at (814)863-0685, 
Monday through Friday, from 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Omicron Delta Kappa 
seeks alumni members 

Omicron Delta Kappa Society is 
searching for alumni members in 
the University community. If 
you are an initiated member and 
interested in learning about the 
activities of this circle, call (814) 

Programs available 

■ Recommit to a Fresh Start 
If you've quit smoking but have 


Meets Mondays and Wednes- 
days, 12:30-2 p.m. from Oct. 23 
until Nov. 1 in 109 Physical Plant 
Building. Cost is free. 

■ Culinary Hearts Kitchen 

In this hands-on program, learn 
how to cut fat, cholesterol and 
calories and explore ways to 
enhance your meals by using sea- 
sonal ingredients to add flavor & 
pizzazz. Meets Thursdays, 4-6 
p.m., Oct. 26-Dec. 7 (excluding 
Thanksgiving). Cost is $40, reim- 
bursable to HMO participants. 

■ Enlightening Lunch — Flexi- 
ble Health Care Reimburse- 
ment: The Pre-tax Advantage 

If you want to understand how 
the flexible health care reim- 
bursement accounts work, come 
to this brown-bag discussion. 
Meets Thursday, Oct. 26, from 
noon-1 p.m. in 110 Henderson 
Building (The Living Center). 

To register for these pro- 
grams, contact Jan Hawbaker at 
865-3085 or )QH3@psuadmin. 

Good news for the airport 

Robert C. Finley, assistanl to the vice president tor business and operations, right, details plans tor the $4.6 million in federal lunds 
given to the University Park Airport. U.S. Rep. William Clinger. R-Warren, left, joined Mr. Finley at the airport for the official 
of fhe funding, which will be used to pay for (he first phase of a runway expansion project, 

Pholo: Richard Ackley 

Mobil Corp. vice president 
honored as 1995 Alumni Fellow 

Anthony Silvestri, 
ident of Mobil Research & 
Development Corp. and gen- 
eral manager for Environ- 
mental Health and Safety at 
Mobil Oil Corp., has been 
named a 1995 Alumni Fel- 
low. The award is the most 
prestigious honor given by 
the Alumni Association. 

The Eberly College of 
Science will be host for a 
three-day visit by Dr. Sil- 
vestri from Oct, 25-27, during 
which he will interact with 
students, faculty and admin- 

Dr. Silvestri received a 
bachelor's degree in chemistry from Villanova University ir 
1958 and a doctoral degree in chemistry from Penn State ir 
1961. Upon leaving Penn State, he joined Mobil as i 
research chemist at the company's Paulsboro Research Lab- 
oratory in New Jersey. 


Anthony Silvestri 

During his career with Mobil, Dr. Silvestri has 
worked in the areas of catalysis, catalytic processing, the 
production of synthetic fuels and the formulation of 
lubricants and fuels. Mobil promoted him to manager of 
analysis and special technology in 1973, to manager of 
catalysis research at its Central Research Lab in 1975, to 
manager of process research and development at its 
Paulsboro Research Laboratory in 1977, and manager of 
planning coordination in the Research and Engineering 
Planning Department at the company's New York offices 
in 1979. 

In 1980, he was named manager of the Process 
Research and Technical Service Division at Paulsboro, 
and 1984 became manager of the Products Research and 
Technical Service Division. He was named to his current 
position of vice president in 1989. 

The Alumni Fellow Award, presented by the Penn 
State Alumni Association, is administered in cooperation 
with the academic units. The Board of Trustees has des- 
ignated the title of Alumni Fellow as permanent and life- 

Harrisburg makes some changes in its administration 

Changes in the organizational struc- 
ture of Penn State Harrisburg went 
into effect Oct. 1. 

John G. Bruhn, Harrisburg 
provost and dean, announced that 
Howard Sachs, currently serving as 
acting associate provost and dean of 
the faculty, will return to his full- 
time position as associate dean of 
Research and Graduate Studies. Dr. 

Sachs has served both offices since 
February 1994, and will continue to 
assume major responsibilities at the 

In order to make the functioning 
of the administration less cumber- 
some, the associate provost and dean 
position will not be filled, and a for- 
mal search will be initiated to fill a 
new position of associate dean of 

Undergraduate Studies. This new 
position makes Penn State Harris- 
burg's organization more parallel to 
other Penn State colleges and com- 
plcmenls the responsibilities of the 
associate dean for Graduate Studies. 
Additionally, David Hansen, 
currently assistant to the associate 
provost, will become assistant to the 
provost and dean. 

October 12, 1995 


continued Irom page 1 

Seven years later on Oct 14, 1970, Pennsylvania's 
first new medical school/hospital in 60 years admit- 
ted its first patient. 

University Hospital, which marks its 25th year 
of existence on Saturday, has grown from a 350- 
bed teaching hospital on 100 acres of donated 
property, to a sprawling 550-acre campus with a 
504-bed University Hospital that still embraces the 
education of health care personnel as its primary 

Headed by George T. Harrell Jr., combination 
physician, educator, planner, recruiter, fund-raiser 
and scientist from the University of Florida's J. 
Hillis Miller Health Center, the new medical center 
housed the first department of family and commu- 
nity medicine in the nation and the first depart- 
ment of humanities in a college of medicine. 

"We took a risk on some of these things, with 
no idea of how they would be accepted," Dr. Har- 
rell, now 87, said in an interview from his North 
Carolina home. "It was a culmination of ideas that 
began when I was a resident in the late '30s at 
Duke. It was a building that was designed around 
the needs of the students and one that has been 
replicated by other institutions across the country." 
At the time, The Hershey Medical Center com- 
plex was touted as one of the "most highly auto- 
mated health institutions in the nation." The cam- , 
pus of the Medical Center, valued at more than $65 
million in 1970, included the Medical Sciences 
Building, University Hospital, 50-acre animal 
research farm, helicopter pad site, steam plant, 
laundry and 248 apartments for students, interns 
and residents. Stretching the length of 2 " 2 foot- 
ball fields, the Medical Center was somewhat of an 
oddity, located 110 miles from its institution and 
plunked down in the middle of Pennsylvania 
Dutch country. 

But that didn't seem to affect enrollment. Fig- 
ures for the fall of that year show that 211 medical 
students were attending, as well as 46 graduate 
students. At a time when the 88 existing medical 
schools in the United States and Puerto Rico were 
home to just 32,000 students, and a serious national 
shortage of physicians was looming on the hori- 
zon, Hershey was drawing a good share of the 
available brain trust. 

Penn State was the first college of medicine in 
the country to have an animal research farm on 
campus. The animal research farm and central ani- 
mal quarters are known internationally for their 
humane treatment of animals. It was at this farm, 
also 25 years ago, where Dr. William S. Pierce and 
his team of engineers and physicians began a pio- 
neering, world-class program in artificial heart 

Today, The Hershey Medical Center is a still- 
expanding teaching, research and health-care facili- 
ty. In the last two decades, University Hospital 
has added an eight-floor cancer wing providing 
36,000 additional square feet of laboratory space 
for fundamental cancer research. The Medical Sci- 
ences Building received a boost of 58,000 square 
feet in 1982 from the construction of a nine-story 
building addition that houses custom-designed 
laboratories for the clinical science departments. 

In 1989, a 60,000-square-foot University Physi- 
cians Center was added to the complex, and a 
Children's Hospital within the University Hospital 
became a reality in 1991. 

In that same year, an expansion known as the 
South Addition of the University Hospital was 
constructed and in May 1992, the University 
Recovery Center, an alcohol and drug treatment 

Although the University Hospital is celebrating 
25 years of existence, the College of Medicine's 
accomplishments are closely tied to its history. 
A listing of "firsts" for both entities follows: 

■ The University Hospital was the first in 
the nation to design virtually all single 
rooms and was the first to establish an 
outpatient department of more than 30 
clinics, providing service in private office 

■ Penn State holds the world's record for 
the longest surviving calf with an air- 
driven total artificial heart; it also holds the 
record for the world's longest surviving 
calf with an electric motor-driven totally 
artificial heart. 

■ The world's first long-life, rechargeable 
pacemaker was developed at Penn State. 

■ Researchers at Hershey were the first to 
investigate the early biochemical changes 
which occur during compensatory growth 
of the lung following partial pneumonec- 
tomy. Understanding these changes is 
important to future research of the 
mechanisms which underlie the response 
of the lung to injury. 

program, was established. In the fall of 1992, a 
256,000-square-foot academic facility known as the 
Biomedical Research Building was built at a cost of 
$46.3 million. Overall, biomedical research awards 
to Hershey scientists have jumped from $19.4 mil- 
lion in 1987-88 to $33 million today. 

In addition, the Penn State Cardiovascular 
Center facility was opened, arid in 1994, a new 
Center for Emergency Medical Services and a Cen- 
ter for Sports Medicine and Fitness were added. 
This fall, the Penn State University Cancer Center 
was formed. Since 1967, Hershey has graduated 
more than 2,000 physicians and has conferred 
more than 400 graduate degrees. 

'In less than 30 years, the Medical Center has 
evolved into a premier academic medical center, 
one whose prestige and respect is on a par with the 
most distinguished, longstanding medical research 
institutions," Dr. C. McCollister Evarts, senior vice 
president for health affairs and dean of the College 

The Hershey Medical Center (lop ol page) as II appears 
today, and as il appeared in this aerial shol taken in the 
early 70s. 

of Medicine, said. "University Hospital, which has 
received acclaim this year in several national sur- 
veys, is a primary reason for this enviable reputa- 

But the Medical Center, like many academic 
health centers across the country, has not been 
without its problems. In 1994 it became apparent, 
in order to stay competitive, the Medical Center 
would have to undergo an expense reduction plan. 
By the end of 1994, $37 million — $23 million in 
actual expenses and an additional $14 million due 
to an increase in the number of patients — had 
been saved through an employee-driven effort. 

Alliances with several other medical facilities in 
the region have also resulted in savings for the 
Medical Center, as well as providing the added 
advantages of an integrated health care delivery 
system in Central Pennsylvania. 

"Partnerships, such as our Alliance 4 Health, 
are more than a passing fad. They represent the 
future of health care — shared services, shared 
costs and tangible savings for patients," Allan C. 
Anderson, vice president and chief operating offi- 
cer of the Medical Center and director of Universi- 
ty Hospital, said "Every aspect of health care — 
from its financing to its technology — has really 
seen a century's worth of change in the 25 years 
since University Hospital first opened its doors." 

— Lisa M. Rosellini 

A second story on the future plans of the 
Medical Center with Dr. C. McCollister Evarts, 
senior vice president for health affairs and dean 
of the College ol Medicine, will appear in the 
Oct. 26 issue of Intercom to cap the monlhlong 
celebration of a quarter of a century of service. 

A Intercom 

* October 12, 1995 


AT&T chief to give talk 
on telecommunications 

Robert E. Allen, chair- 
man and CEO, AT&T, 
will deliver the 1995 
James R. and Barbara R. 
Palmer Chair Lecture in 
Studies at 4 p.m. Thurs- 
day, Oct. 19, in the 
Carnegie Cinema on the 
University Park Cam- 
pus. The lecture, titled 
"Information Unbound: 
Its Riches, Risks and 
Responsibilities," is 
sponsored by the 
Palmer Chair through 
the College of Commu- 
nications' Catalyst Cen- 
ter for Information Technologies. 

Mr. Allen's lecture will be trans- 
mitted by satellite to a nationwide 
audience of educators, students and 
communications professionals. 

A native of Missouri and graduate 
of Wabash College, Mr. Allen broke 
into the communications field in 1957 
with Indiana Bell. In 1965, he attended 
the Harvard Business School's Pro- 
gram for Management Development. 
After several high-ranking positions 
with Indiana Bell, Illinois Bell, Bell of 
Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake and 
Potomac Telephone Companies, Mr. 

Robert E. Allen 

Allen joined AT&T in 
1983 as executive vice 
president and chief 
financial officer. After 
several promotions, he 
assumed his current 
responsibilities as 

chairman and CEO in 

He is a member of 
the boards of direc- 
tors of Bristol-Myers 
Squibb" Company, 
PepsiCo, Chrysler, the 
America-China Soci- 
ety, the Council on For- 
eign Relations and the 
Baldrige Foundation. 
Also, he is on the boards of trustees of 
the Mayo Foundation and Wabash 

James R. and Barbara R. Palmer, 
State College residents and cable tele- 
vision pioneers, created the Palmer 
Chair in Telecommunications Studies 
in 1987 with a SI million donation. A 
second gift from the Palmer's in 1987 
increased the Palmer Chair endow- 
ment to $1.5 million. 

For additional information, contact 
Christine Templeton, director of 
alumni and public relations, College 
of Communications, at (814) 865-SH01. 

International conference 

on Spanish set for Oct. 12-14 

The Department of Spanish, Italian 
and Portuguese is hosting an interna- 
tional conference on the acquisition of 
Spanish as a first or second language 
today through Saturday, Oct. 14, at 
The Penn State Scanticon. 

Organized and chaired by Ana 
Teresa Perez-Leroux and William R. 
Glass, assistant professors of Spanish, 
the conference is the first in this coun- 
try to unify research on child and 
adult language acquisition with a spe- 
cific focus on the Spanish language. 

The conference will begin this 
evening with introductory remarks 
from John Brighton, executive vice 
president and provost of the Universi- 
ty, followed by a plenary address by 
James Lantolf, professor ut linguistics 
at Cornell University, editor of the 
journal Applied Linguistics, and a Penn 
State graduate. 

On Friday, plenary addresses will 
be given by Tom Roeper, professor of 
linguistics at the University of Massa- 
chusetts and editor of Language Acqui- 
sition and Studies in Theoretical Psy- 
cholinguistics, and by Bill VanPatten, 
professor of Spanish at the University 

of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and 
editor of the professional series Direc- 
tions for Language Learning and Teaching. 

On Saturday, plenary talks will be 
delivered by Susana Lopez-Ornat, 
professor of psychology at the Univer- 
sidad Complutense de Madrid, and 
Suzanne Flynn, professor of linguis- 
tics and second language acquisition 
at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology and associate editor of Linguis- 
tics Inquiry. 

Internationally recognized schol- 
ars in their fields, the invited plenary 
speakers work on both child and adult 
language acquisition and represent 
diverse theoretical orientations in 
acquisition research. Additionally, 40 
other papers will be presented in con- 
current sessions throughout Friday 
and Saturday, treating a variety of 
topics on grammatical, phonological, 
discourse and processing aspects of 
the acquisition of Spanish, as well as 
classroom issues. 

For registration information, con- 
tact Chuck Wilson, conference plan- 
ner, at The Penn State Scanticon (863- 

"Urban Works" topic of 
first Bracken Lecture 

Laurie Olin, principal 
of Hanna/Olin, Ltd., 
will open the 1995-96 
John R. Bracken Lec- 
ture Series with a lec- 
ture "Urban Works" 
at- 8 p.m. Tuesday, 
Oct. 17, in 101 Class- 
room Building on the 
University Park Cam- 
pus. The Bracken Lec- 
ture Series is spon- 
sored by the College 
of Arts and Architec- 
ture Department of , 
i j a v-l Laurie Olin 

Landscape Architec- 

Since founding Hanna/Olin, Ltd. 
in 1976, Mr. Olin has been engaged 
in landscape design and planning 
consultation to internationally 
renowned design firms such as Pei 
Cobb Freed and Partners, Eisenman 
Architects, Skidmore Owings and 
Merrill, Hardy Holzman & Pfeiffer 
and Foster Associates. 

His work includes a diverse list 
of projects: corporate headquarters 
for Johnson & Johnson, Pitney 
Bowes and Codex Corp.; urban 
parks including the refurbished 
Bryant Park and Battery Park City in 
New York and Hermann Park in 
Houston. Mixed-use developments 
include Playa Vista in Los Angeles; 
Vila Olimpica in Barcelona; major 
commercial projects at Canary 
Wharf and Kings Cross in London; 
campus planning and design at the 
University of Pennsylvania, Univer- 

sity of Washington, 
Case Western Reserve 
University and 

Wellesly College; as 
well as private estates 
and residential gardens 
in Ohio, Florida, New 
York and California. 
. He is currently an 
adjunct professor at the 
Graduate School of 
Design at Harvard Uni- 
versity. He is also a 
trustee of the American 
Academy in Rome, a 
member of the Archi- 
tectural Commission of the Univer- 
sity of Washington, and a member 
of the visiting committee to the 
School of Architecture at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia. 

Mr. Olin was a member of the 
faculty oT landscape architecture and 
regional planning at the University 
of Pennsylvania from 1974-1982, and 
chairman of the Department of 
Landscape Architecture at the Grad- 
uate School of Design at Harvard 
University from 1982-1987. 

He has received recognition as a 
Fulbright Fellowship and an Eliot 
Noyes Fellowship, is a John Simon 
Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of 
the American Academy in Rome. He 
is an honorary member of the Amer- 
ican Institute of Architects and was 
elected to the National Academy of 
Design in 1994. 

The lecture is free to the public. 

Coal scientist to speak Oct. 13 

Leon Stock, a coal scientist and direc- 
tor of the Chemistry Division of the 
Argonne National Laboratory, is visit- 
ing the University Park Campus this 
week and will deliver the last of the 
three Peter H. Given Lectures in Coal 
Science at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13. 

The lecture, titled "The Chemistry 
of Coprocessing," will be given in the 
conference room of the Coal Utiliza- 
tion Laboratory on Bigler Road. The 
public is invited to attend. 

Dr. Stock holds a joint appoint- 
ment with the Argonne National Lab- 
oratory and the University of Chicago, 
where he is professor of chemistry. 
Since 1978, his work has focused on 
the chemistry of fossil fuels, primarily 

structural problems and on the reac- 
tion sequences important in the lique- 
faction and gasification of coals In 
1987, he received the Storch Award of 
the American Chemical Society for his 
introduction of novel coal modifica- 
tion strategies to define reaction pat- 
terns in highly complex reaction sys- 

This is the sixth annual Given 
Memorial Lectures, established in 
1990 to honor the memory of Peter H. 
Given, a Penn State faculty member 
from 1961-65 whose research into the 
geochemistry, molecular structure and 
organic reactions of coal gained inter- 
national recognition. Professor Given 
died in 1988. 

Environmental rules feature of lecture 

"Understanding Environmental Regu- 
lations," a talk by R. Scott Huebner, 
assistant professor of engineering at 
Penn State Harrisburg, will be. the 
noontime lecture Wednesday, Nov. 1, 
at the Penn State Downtown Center in 

The lecture will focus on making 
environmental regulations found in 
state and federal code more accessible 
and understandable to public and pri- 
vate sector decision makers. A ques- 
tion-and-answer period will follow 
the presentation. 

October 12, 1995 

More Lectures 

Experimental photographer 
to discuss his work Oct. 18 

Donald E. Camp, a Philadelphia con- 
ceptual and experimental photogra- 
pher, will present a public lecture at 
3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the 
Palmer Museum of Art on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. After present- 
ing the lecture, he will lead a semi- 
nar discussion on art and 
literature/images of African- A men-* 
can males/"multiculturalism and 
tribalism" at 4:15 p.m., in 210 Patter- 
son Building. 

Participating Penn State faculty 
include: Celeste Fraser Delgado, 
Department of English; Nah Dove, 
Department of African and African- 
American Studies; Henry Giroux, 
College of Education; William Har- 
ris, Department of English; David 
McBride, Department of African and 
African-American Studies; Laurence 
Prescott, Department of African and 
African-American Studies; Dan 
Walden, Department of English; and 
Glenn Willumson, curator of the col- 
lection at the Palmer Museum. 

Mr. Camp is a 1995 recipient of a 
Guggenheim Fellowship, National 
Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 
Pew Fellowship, Trust Fellowship, 

Pennsylvania Visual Arts Fellow- 
ship, and a 1994-95 resident at the 
American Academy in Rome. He was 
honored by the Guggenheim Foun- 
dation for his large-scale pho- 
tographs, titled "Dust Shaped 
Hearts," in honor of the African- 
American poet Robert Hayden, and 
his first publication, Heart Shapes in 
the Dust. 

Mr. Camp's work focuses on 
images of African-American men 
printed in light-sensitized earth pig- 
ments and casein on lithographic 
paper. He has exhibited his work at 
the Alternative Museum, New York 
City, the Philadelphia Museum of 
Art, Washington Center for Photog- 
raphy, Washington, D.C., and the 
Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia. 
He received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. 
from Tyler School of Art, Temple 

All events are free to the public. 
The lecture is sponsored by the Col- 
lege of Arts and Architecture School 
of Visual Arts and the Institute for 
the Arts and Humanistic Studies. 



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Future of academic librarians 
is subject of Nov. 7 lecture 

offrey E. Cleave, an Economics 
and Business School librarian at the 
University of Warwick in England, 
will visit the University Libraries on 
Nov. 7. 

As part of his activities, he will 
present the lecture "Future Roles for 
Academic Librarians" at 1:30 p.m. in 
C401 Pattee Library. 

Before serving at the University 
of Warwick, Mr. Cleave worked at 
public libraries in the London bor- 
oughs of Hillingdon and Sutton and 
was a Social Science librarian at 
North Staffordshire Polytechnic. 

founding member and 
secretary of the International and 
Comparative Librarianship Group 
of the Library Association, a mem- 
ber of the British Business Schools 
Librarians' Group, and a member of 
the European Business Schools 
Librarians' Group. 

Mr. Cleave holds bachelor of arts 
degrees from Southampton Univer- 
sity and the Open University, a mas- 
ter of arts degree in economics from 
the University of Warwick and a 
post-graduate qualification in Iibrar- 

Two to focus on Beijing conference 

Two Penn Staters will discuss their 
experiences as delegates to the recent 
U.N. Fourth World Conference on 
Women at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in 
101 Agricultural Sciences and Indus- 
tries Building on the University Park 

Vasundara Varadan, distin- 
guished alumni professor of engineer- 
ing science and mechanics, and 
Dorotha Lemeh, of the School of Visu- 
al Arts, recently traveled to Beijing, 

China, to attend the U.N. conference. 

After their talk, a panel discussion 
of area residents will follow. The event 
is free to the public. 

The sponsor is' the Soroptimist 
International of Centre County and 
co-sponsors are Nlftanee NOW, 
AAUW, Central Pennsylvania Women 
of Color and Penn State Center for 
Women Students. For more informa- 
tion, contact Deb Sheaffer at (814) 

Medieval art lecture 
planned at Palmer 

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William D. Wixom 

Department of Med- 
ieval Art and The 
Cloisters, The Metro- 
politan Museum of 
Art, will present a 
lecture titled "J. Pier- 
pont Morgan: The 
Man and The Collec- 
tor" at 8 p.m. Tues- 
day, Oct. 17, in the 
Palmer Museum of 
Art on the Universi- 
ty Park Campus. 

The lecture is 
part of the series, 
"The Fortune of Medieval Art in 
America," sponsored by the Insti- 
tute for the Arts and Humanistic 
Studies, the Center for Medieval 
Studies and the College of Arts and 
Architecture Department of Art His- 

This lecture series is offered in 
connection with the upcoming exhi- 
bition "Medieval Art in America: 
Patterns of Collecting 1800-1940," 
which will be shown at the Palmer 
from Jan. 8 through March 3, and at 
the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh 
from March 28 through May 26. 

Mr. Wi) 

the Cleveland Museum of Art for 
more than 20 years and, since 1979, 
has been the head of the Department 
of Medieval Art and the Cloisters at 
the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

bitions, including "Trea- 
sures from Medieval 
France" in Cleveland. 
The Cleveland exhibi- 
tion resulted in the pub- 
lication of the exhibition 
ca talog / book Treasu res 
From Medieval France. 
He coordinated the 
exhibition "The Trea- 
sury of San Marco" 
while in New York. He 
also has authored 
numerous articles, most 
recently "A 13th Centu- 
ry Support Figure of a 
Seated Friar" in Wiener Jahrbuch fur 
Kunstgeschichte. Mr. Wixom has 
been an adjunct professor at New 
York University and is a Fellow of 
the Society of Antiquaries of Lon- 

The lecture series will expand 
upon selected topics regarding the 
fortune of medieval art in the Unit- 
ed States, alluded to but not fully 
explored in the exhibition and its 
accompanying catalogue. Other lec- 
tures planned for the fall are: Mari- 
lyn Beaven, "Wheelers and Dealers: 
American Collectors of Medieval 
Stained Glass 1905-1930," on Nov. 
14, and William Johnston, "Henry 
Walters: The Elusive Collector," on 
Nov. 28. 

The lectures are free to the pub- 

Litigation and women's health 
is first talk in lecture series 

A lecture by Karen M. Hicks on "Lit- 
igation and Women's Health: Lessons 
from the Case of the Dalkon Shield 
IUD," is the first lecture of the Wom- 
en's Studies 1995-96 Feminist Scholar 
Series. The talk is set for 4 p.m. Tues- 
day, Oct. 17, in the HUB Assembly 
Hall on the University Park Campus. 
Dr. Hicks, associate dean of stu- 
dents at Albright College, for the last 10 
years, has taught human sexuality, 
reproductive rights, women's health 
and feminist theory. She is a Dalkon 

Shield IUD survivor and founder of a 
national grassroots protest organization 
which challenged the A.H. Robins Co. 
during its Chapter 1 1 litigation between 
1986-90. She received her Ph.D from the 
University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and 
has published Surviving the Dalkon 
Shield IUD: Women v. The Pharmaceutical 
Industry. She is also the editor of Misdi- 
<jy_»«sk- Woman as a Disease. 

For more information, please 
call the Women's Studies Office at 
(814) 863-4025. 

"Archaeology of Israel" topic of lecture 

William Dever, a leading Syro-Pales- 
tiniah archaeologist, will lecture on 
"The Archaeology of Israel" at 8 
tonight, in the Palmer Museum Audi- 
torium on the University Park Cam- 

Dr. Dever, of the University of Ari- 
zona, excavated the site of Gezer in the 
1960s and '70s. 

He is a former director of both the 
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Insti- 
tute of Religion and the American 
School of Oriental Research in 

Dr. Dever 1 s talk is co-sponsored by 
the Program in Jewish Studies and the 
Central Pennsylvania Society of the 
Archaeological Institute of America. 

October 12, 1995 

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Odyssey on WPSU 

Thomas Kasulis, Ohio State professor 
of philosophy and East Asian litera- 
tures, discusses the Zen Buddhist con- 
cept of reality with host S. Leonard 
Rubinstein on the next Odyssey 
Through Literature broadcast. In Zen 
Buddhism, reality is neither what we 
remember nor what we're experienc- 
ing at the moment. 

Odyssey Through Literature is 
produced at WPSX-TV as a continuing 
education service of the Department 
of Comparative Literature. It airs 
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on WPSU, 91.5 

Dance Theatre of Harlem 

Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform 
at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in Eisenhow- 
er Auditorium on the University Park 
Campus. The event, part of the Blight 
Lights series, is sponsored by the Col- 
lege of Arts and Architecture Center 
for the Performing Arts. 

The program performed will 
include "Doina," "Adagietto," 

"Medea" and the classic "Dougla." 

Dance Theatre of Harlem is part of 
the School of Dance Theatre of Harlem 
founded by Arthur Mitchell after the 
assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 
in 1969. Mr. Mitchell sacrificed his 
own successful dancing career to offer 
the children of Harlem the same 
opportunities he had been given. His 
lifelong commitment to dance has 
earned him the MacArthur Founda- 
tion Fellowship and the Kennedy Cen- 
ter Honor. 

Tickets for the Oct. 13 performance 
are $30, $25 and $22 for non-students; 
$26, $21 and $18 for students. Dance 
Theatre of Harlem is sponsored in part 
by Phillip Morris Companies Inc. 

For ticket information contact the 
Arts Ticket Center at (814) 863-0255 or 

International Film Series 
begins at Behrend 

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 
is holding an International Film Series 
as part of a University-wide celebra- 
tion of Hispanic Heritage Month. 
Four films representing viewpoints 
from Spain, Cuba and Brazil will be 
presented on a series of Monday 
evenings at 7 p.m., beginning Oct. 16. 
The films, which are free to the 
public, will be shown in Reed Lecture 
Hall, Reed Union Building. The festi- 
val includes Belle Epoque, Oct. 16; 
Strawberry and Chocolate, Oct. 30; Dona 
Ftorand her Tivo Husbands, Nov. 6; and 
The Holy Innocents, Nov. 13. 

"American Emblems" 

"American Emblems," a concert by 
the Penn State Symphonic Wind 
Ensemble, will be presented at 8 p.m. 
Monday, Oct. 16, in the College of Arts 
and Architecture School of Music 
Recital Hall on the University Park 
Campus. The concert will feature 
instrumental works by American-bom 
composers who, through their music 
in many mediums, have become 
emblematic of American contributions 
to art music worldwide. 

The Penn State Symphonic Wind 
Ensemble is a group of wind and per- 
cussion students from the School of 
Music. School of Music wind and per- 
cussion faculty include Eleanor Arm- 
strong, flute; Tim Hurtz, oboe; Smith 
Toulson, clarinet; Daryl Durran, bas- 
soon; Dan Yoder, saxophone; John 
Daniel, trumpet; Lisa Bontrager, 
horn; Mark Lusk, trombone; Marty 
Erickson, euphonium and tuba; and 
Dan Armstrong, percussion. Conduc- 
tor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble 
is Richard Bundy. 

The concert is free to the public. 

"Capitol Steps" 

The Undergraduate Student Govern- 
ment will present Capitol Steps, a 
musical political satire troupe, at 8 
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Schwab 
Auditorium on the University Park 

Capitol Steps, a group of former 
Congressional staffers who travel the 
country satirizing the people and 
places that once employed them, has 
recorded 15 albums in the last 13 years. 

Free tickets are available in rooms 
215 and 225 HUB. Limit of two per 

Castalia Trio fall concert 

The Castalia Trio will present its fall 
concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 
in the College of Arts and Architecture 
School of Music Recital Hall on the 
University Park Campus. 

Donald Hopkins, viola, will join 
the Castalia Trio for a performance for 
the Quartet in C minor op. 15 by 
Gabriel Faun*. 

Mr. Hopkins and the Castalia Trio 
that unites James Lyon, violin; Kim 
Cook, cello; and Marylene Dosse, 
piano, are on the faculty of the School 
of Music. The concert is free to the 

Gregory Peck 
at The Carnegie 

Academy Award winner Gregory 

Peck will recite "Horseman, Pass By," 
a profile of William Butler Yeats in 

poetry and song, at 8 p.m. Wednes- 
day, Oct. 18, at The Carnegie in Pitts- 
burgh. The event is co-sponsored by 
the Penn State Fayette Campus and 
Seton Hill College. 

Tickets are available at the door 
and in advance, and group discounts 
are available. General admission tick- 
ets are $20, and student/senior citizen 
tickets are $15. For more information, 
call (412) 621-9893. 

Bach's Lunch 

The Penn State Concert Choir, under 
the direction of Douglas Miller, pro- 
fessor of music, will perform for the 
Bach's Lunch concert series at 12:10 
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Helen 
Eakin Eisenhower Chapel on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus. The 20-minute 
concert is part of the Bach's Lunch 
series sponsored by the College of 
Arts and Architecture School of Music 
and the University Lutheran Parish. 

The Concert Choir consists of 64 
singers. Two-thirds of the singers are 
music majors and the rest are from 
other majors at Penn State. 

The audience may take a brown 
bag lunch to eat in the Roy and Agnes 
Wilkinson Lounge after the perfor- 
mance. Coffee and tea will be provid- 
ed. The concert is free to the public. 

Poet to speak at Fayette 

Naomi Shihab Nye, nationally 
acclaimed poet, teacher, essayist, 
anthologist, songwriter and singer, 
will present a program at the Penn 
State Fayette Campus at 7 p.m. Thurs- 
day, Oct. 19, in the J. Lewis Williams 

The event is free, but tickets are 
required and can be obtained by call- 
ing (412) 430-4125. 

In addition to Thursday's pro- 
gram, the campus Office of Continu- 
ing Education will sponsor "A Morn- 
ing's Conversation About Writing," 
an informal workshop with Ms. Nye, 
from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20. There 
is a $20 charge for this event. To regis- 
ter, call (41 2) 430-421 1 by Oct. 17. 

photographic exhibit 

The HUB's Art Alley cases on the Uni- 
versity Park Campus will feature an 
interactive photographic exhibit spon- 
sored by the Pennsylvania Heritage 
Affairs Commission's Office of Folk- 
life Programs through Oct. 22. 

The exhibit features photographs 
by Jane Levjne which chronicle the 
successes of the Apprenticeships in 
Traditions Arts program (ATA). The 
ATA is a program which matches chil- 
dren with a master artist to facilitate 
an appreciation of traditional arts. 
Several features of the exhibit are spe- 
cially designed to engage young peo- 
ple in the process of learning about 
traditional arts, including a children's 
treasure hunt guide to the exhibit. 

The HUB'S Art Alley cases are on 
the first floor of the HUB and are open 
during all HUB operating hours. 

Artist Talk Series 

The HUB and Kern Art Galleries pre- 
sent the Artist Talk Series for fall of 
1995, which include the following 
artists at the HUB on the University 
Park Campus: 

Sam Chaar, woodcarver, on Nov. 
1; Janice Gainer, a figurine artist, on 
Nov. 8; and Fran MacEachren, a fiber 
artist, on Nov. 15. At Kern Building, a 
student of photography, Katarini 
Parizek, will speak on Nov. 29. 

The Artist Talk Series are from 
noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The public 
is invited. 

Art auction at Allentown 

An art exhibition and auction to bene- 
fit the Penn State Allentown Campus 
scholarship fund will be held on Sat- 
urday, Dec. 2, at the Penn State Allen- 
town Campus. The Heisman Fine Arts 
Gallery Inc., will conduct the auction. 
A preview of all works and silent auc- 
tion for Penn State sports items and 
memorabilia will begin at 7 p.m. The 
auctioneer will begin at 8 p.m. 

Tickets are available at $15 each or 
two for $25 by calling (610) 285-5000. 

Intercom -j 
October 12, 1995 ' 

University Park Calendar 


Thursday, October 12 

Bach's Lunch Concert, 12:10 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Chapel. The Penn State Clarinet 
Third International Symposium on the History 
of Art Education, 1 p.m. and continue 
through Oct. 15. Commemorates the 30- 
year anniversary of "A Seminar in Art Ed- 
ucation for Research and Curriculum 
Development" held at Penn State in 
1965. For information call (814) 865- 
Continuing and Distance Education, 7 p.m., 
Penn State Scanticon. George J. Demko 
will speak as part of Geography Depart- 
ment's 50th anniversary celebration on 
"Global Landscape of Danger; A Geogra- 
pher's Perspective. " For reservations call 
(800) PSU-TODAY. Reception and book 
signing to follow lecture. 
Distinctive Styles, 8 p.m., HUB Fishbowl. 
"One Alternative," trio of two guitarists 
and an oboist/English horn player, offers 
classical, folk, jazz and popular styles. 
Marker Lecture in Physical Science, 8 p.m., 
112 Kern Bldg. Hans Albrecht Bethe on 
"The Atomic Bomb." 
School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. 

Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, flute. 
Friday, October 13 
Fall Alumni Weekend, through Oct. 15. 
Peter H. Given Lecture in Coal Science, 9 
a.m., Coal Utilization Laboratory Confer- 
ence Room. Leon Stock on "The Chem- 
istry of Coprocessing." 
Center for Locomolion Studies, 10:30 a.m., 
101 Old Main. Peler Cavanagh on "Falls 
in the Elderly: Prediction, Perturbation, 
and Prevention." 
■ Gallery Talk, 3 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum of Art. Kay Picart on 
"Asian Art at the Palmer Museum." 
Geography's Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., 26 
Hosier Bldg. Peter Haggett on "On 
Choosing Research Topics: Design vs. 
Marker Lecture in Physical Sciences, 3:30 
p.m., 111 Wartik Lab. Hans Albrecht 
Bethe on "Supernovae." 
Center for Performing Arts, 8 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Auditorium. Dance Theatre of 
Harlem. For tickels call (814) 863-0255. 
Saturday, October 14 
Fall Alumni Weekend, through Oct. 15. 
Office for Minority Faculty Development 
Workshop, 9 a.m. -noon, 114 Kern Bldg. 
Blannie Bowen on "Promotion and 
Tenure." For reservation, call Mary 
Leone at (814)863-1663. 
Gallery Talk, 1 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Efram Burk on "Pho- 
tographs from the Permanent Collection." 
Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m., 
Schwab Auditorium. Kandinsky Trio, 
"Tales of Appalachian For tickets call 
Sunday, October 15 

Gallery Talk, 1 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Cheryl Snay on "Look- 
ing at You: Portraits at the Palmer Muse- 

■ Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. 
"Africa: The Magnificent African Cake." 

Monday, October 16 

■ Soroptimist International of Centre Coun- 
ty, 7 p.m., 101 ASI. Vasundara Varadan 
and Dorotha Lemeh will discuss their ex- 
periences as delegates to the U.N. Fourth 
World Conference on Women. 

The world premiere of composer Mike Reid's Tales of Appalachia" will be performed by Ihe 
Kandinsky Trio and storyteller Connie Regan Blake a! 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Schwab 
Auditorium on the University Park Campus. 

School of Music. 8 p.m., Recital Hall. Penn 

State Symphonic Wind Ensemble. 
Tuesday, October 17 

Women's Studies Program, 4 p.m., HUB As- 
sembly Hall. Karen M. Hicks on "Litigation 
and Women's Health: Lessons from the 
Case of the Dalkon Shield IUD." 
Landscape Architecture. 8 p.m., 101 Class- 
room Bldg. Laurie Olin on "Urban Works." 
Art History, 8 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditori- 
um. William D. Wixom on "J. Pierpont 
Morgan: The Man and The Collector." 
Wednesday, October 18 
Green Architecture, noon, 210 Engineering 
Unit D. A special series on "Designing 
with Nature: Underground Houses." 
Bring your lunch. 
■ Lecture, 3 p.m., Palmer Museum. Donald 
E. Camp, Philadelphia photographer, will 
speak. After lecture he will lead a discus- 
sion on art and literature/images of 
African -American malesrmulticulturalism 
and tribalism.'' 
Undergraduate Student Government, 8 p.m., 
Schwab Auditorium. Capitol Steps, a mu- 
sical political satire .troupe. Free tickets at 
215 and 225 HUB. 
School of Music, 8 p.m., Recital Hall. 

Castalia Trio. 
Thursday, October 19 
Bach's Lunch Concert, 12:10 p.m., Eisen- 

hower Chapel. Penn State Concert 

Palmer Chair Lecture in Telecommunications 
Studies, 4 p.m., Carnegie Cinema. 
Robert E. Allen on "Information Unbound: 
Its Riches, Risks and Responsibilities." 

Historic Landscape Issues Forum, 7 p.m.. 
The Penn State Scanticon. "Asset or Lia- 
bility: History in Your Community," a pro- 
gram bringing together a national panel of 
experts focusing on the issues surround- 
ing historic preservation and restoration 
in present-day communities. $10 admis- 

Frfday, October 20 

■ Gallery Talk, 1 p.m., Christoffers Lobby. 
Palmer Museum. Debra Greenleaf on 
"African Headrests." 

Office for Minority Faculty Development 
Workshop, 3 p.m., Penn State Room, Nit- 
tany Lion Inn. "Moving From Associate to 
Full Professor." Call 863-1663 to regis- 

Geography Coffee Hour. 3:30 p.m., 206 
Walker Building. Susan Squier on "Fetal 
Subjects and Maternal Objecis: Repro- 
ductive Technology and the New 

Fetal/Maternal Relation." 

Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditori- 
um. Stefan Lorant on "Society lor Photo- 
graphic Education Conference." 

Lady Lion Volleyball Faculty/Staff Nighi, 7:30 
p.m., Rec Hall. PSU vs. Michigan. All 
faculty and staff ind a guest are admitted 
free of charge. 

Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m., Eisen- 
hower Auditorium. "Crazy for You." For 
tickets call (814) 863-0255. Also. Satur- 
day. October 21 . 3 and 8 p.m. 

Lecture, 8 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. 
Stefan Lorant. whose contribulion to Ihe 
history of photographic literacy Is universal- 
ly acknowledged, will speak about his life. 

Sunday, October 22 

■ Gallery Talk, 1 p.m., Christoffers Lobby, 
Palmer Museum. Efram Burk on "Wayne 
Miller's Hiroshima." 

■ Film, 2 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. 
"Africa: The Rise of Nationalism." 

■ Program in Jewish Studies. 8 p.m., 
Palmer Museum Auditorium. William 
Dever on "The Archaeology of Israel." 


Thursday, October 12 

Center for Gravitational Physics and Geome- 
try, 11:30 a.m., 339 Davey Lab. Jorge 
Pullin on "A Rigorous Solulion to the 
Quantum Einstein Equations." 

The Populalion Research Institute, noon, 
406 Oswald Tower Carol Worthman on 
"Lifespan Endocrinology ol Human Re- 
productive Ecology." 

Graduate Program in Nutrition, 4 p.m., 110 
Wartik Lab. Brian W. Tobin on "Metabolic 
and Nutritional Consequences of Pancre- 
atic Islet Transplantation." 

■ Jewish Studies, 8 p.m., Palmer Lipcon 
Auditorium. William Dever on "Archaeol- 
ogy of Israel." 

Friday, October 13 

Economics, 3:30 p.m., 123 Chambers. John 
Geweke on "Bayesian Comparison of 
Econometric Models." 
Agronomy, 3:35 p.m., 107 ASI. Louis Sapor- 
ito on "Evaluating Spatial and Temporal 
Nufrient Balance Changes on a Cenlral 
Pa. Dairy Farm." 
Aerospace Engineering, 3:35 p.m., 215 
Hammond Bldg. R.E. Newnham on 
"Smart Materials." 
Monday, October 16 

Plant Pathology, 3:30 p.m, 112 Buckhout. Jo 
Handelsman on "Biology Brought to Life: 
A Case for Local Action and Global 
Tuesday, October 17 

Chemical Engineering, 10 a.m., Paul Robe- 
son Cultural Center Auditorium. Deborah 
Leckband on "Molecular Forces and 
Mechanisms Determining Ihe Slrength of 
Receptor-Mediated Adhesion." 
Biology. 4 p.m., 8 Mueller Lab. Agnes Ayme- 
Southgate on "To Stretch or Not to 
Stretch: The Roles of Drosophila Pro- 
Food Science. 4 p.m., 201 Borland Lab. 
Dane Bernard on "Global Implications of 
Geosciences. 4 p.m., 341 Deike. Hydro- 
sciences candidates will be speaking. 
Graduate Program in Nutrition, 4 p.m., S-209 
Henderson Bldg. South. Jay Whelan on 
"Advances in Dietary Arachidonlc Acid 

See "Calendar" on page 8 

October 12 -October 22 


continued from page 7 

The Center for Adult Learner Services. 6-8 p.m.. HUB Gallery 
Lounge- "Student Aid: Making Money Stretch." Also, 
Wednesday, Oct. 18. noon-2 p.m. 

Wednesday, October 18 

■ Center for Russian and East European Studies, noon, 102 
Weaver Bldg Victor Israelian on "Inside the Kremlin Dur- 
ing the Yom Kippur War," 

■ Australia-New Zealand Studies Center, 12:05 p.m.. 201 
Kern Bldg. Neal M. Ashkanasy on "An Australian View of 
the American Management Model." 

Biology, 12:20 p.m.. 111 Tyson. Julian Schroeder on -Signal 
Transduction in Guard Cells and Molecular Bases ol Plant 
Potassium Nutrition." 

History, 4:30 p.m.. 102 Weaver Bldg. Jonathan Spence on 
"Heaven on Earth: Triumphs and Travails ot the Taiping 
Heavenly Kingdon." 

Thursday, October 19 

Economics. 2:30 p.m , 413 Kern. Neil Ericsson on "Lucas Cri- 
tique in Practice: Theory Wilhout Measurement." 


Thursday, October 12 

■ International Conference on the Aquisition ot Spanish, 

Penn State Scanticon. Through Oct. 14. 
Friday, October 13 
Penn Slate Education Summit: Collaborating for ihe Planned 

Curriculum, Penn State Scanticon, 
African American Alumni Interest Group, through Oct. 14. For 

Information, call Cheryl Slnnger, (814) 865-3376. 
Monday, October 16 
Impact of Work on Older Individuals, Penn State Gerontology 

Center Coherence, The Penn Stale Scanticon. Call (814) 

863-5175 to register 
Sanitation Short Course. 90 attendees, Nittany Lion Inn. 

Through Ocl. 18. 
Saturday, October 21 
Society for Photographic Education Conference. 10 a.m-5 

p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. To register, call (814) 

Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes — A Guide lor Parents, 8:30 

am., The Penn Stale Scanticon. Kristine Clark will be in- 
structing the workshop. Call (814) 865-0287. 



-Morning Edition." Mon.-Fri., 6-9 a.m, 

"Performance Today." Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. 

"All Things Considered." Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m.: Sat. & Sun, 5-6 p.m. 

"Weekend Edition.' Sat. & Sun., 8-10 a.m. 

■Fresh Air with Terry Gross," Mon.-Fri.. 7-8 p.m. 

"Odyssey Through Literature with S. Leonard Rubenstein," 

Weds., 8 p.m 
"Car Talk." Fn. 8 p.m. and Sun.. 6 p.m. 
"Living On Earth," Mon., 8 p.m. 
■ "Inside Europe," Sat,. 4:30 p.m. 
"The Thistle & Shamrock," Sun.. 4 p.m. 


HUB Browsing Gallery: 

Oil paintings by Joanne Landis. through Oct. 22, Paintings 
consist of abstract impressionism full ot round temale 


Formal Gallery: 

Paintings by Frank Diaz Escalet. through Oct. 21. Paintings 

reflect lifetime experiences. 
Art Alley: 
Photographs by Jane Levme which chronicle the successes 

ot the Apprenticeships in Traditions Arts Program 

Through Oct. 22. 
Kern Exhibition Area: 
Wooden birdhouses by Vicki Sellers, through Oct. 24. 

The Undergraduate Student Government will present the 
political satire "Capitol Steps" at 8 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 18, 
in Schwab Auditorium on the University Park Campus. 

Jewelry by Shirley Greenlaw, through Oct. 15. Jewelry is 

made of fine porcelain. 
Photography of Genevieve Durang , through Oct. 24. 
Palmer Museum: 

■ "Sleeping Beauties: Alrican Headrests from the Jerome L, 
Joss Collection at UCLA." through Dec. 3. 

"Photographs from the Permanent Collection," 20 pho- 
tographs trom the Palmer Art Collection, through Jan. 14, 

■ "Wayne Miller: Photographs ol Tokyo, Yokohama, and Hi- 
roshima-September 1945,'through March 10, 1996. 


Maps Room (202C): 

"Maps and the Columbian Encounter." maps and illustrations 

from the 13th through the 17th centuries, through Oct. 23. 
East Corridor Gallery: 
"Visual Meditations," by Greta Ehrig. Using oil, watercolor, 

and pencil on floral subjects. Through Oct. 31 . 
Zoller Gallery: 
"Terrestrial Bodies," through Nov 5. Features an eclectic 

group of 1 3 New York City artists. 

■ Reflects an international perspective 


Information Penn State 

Call 863-1234. and enter the number of the message you 
wish to hear. Messages are listed in the Iront of the tele- 
phone directories. Other messages are Weather — 234; 

College of Science 
granted $2.7 million 
from grad's estate 

The Penn Stale's Eberly College of Science has 
received its second-largest gift for scholarships 
ever, a $2.7 million bequest from the estate of Nel- 
lie H. Roberts. A partial distribution of S2.1 million 
has already been received. The gift will be used to 
endow undergraduate and graduate scholarships in 
the departments of Physics and Chemistry. 

The college will name the scholarships for the 
donor and her late husband, Oscar L. Roberts. Both 
were graduates of the University: Nellie, in 1929 
with a master's degree in home economics, and 
Oscar in 1929 with a doctoral degree in chemistry. 
Nellie Roberts spent most of her life in the Philadel- 
phia area, where she taught school for 32 years. 
Oscar Roberts was a chemist who died during a lab- 
oratory explosion while working for Atlantic Rich- 
field, now ARCO, in 1944. 

A native of the state of Indiana, Mrs. Roberts 
fondly remembered her years at Penn State, and fre- 
quently stated to friends that she would "take care 
of Penn State" when she passed away. 

Nellie Roberts created the Roberts scholarships 
by providing in her will that upon her demise, a per- 
centage of her estate would be awarded to the Uni- 
versity. She died last April in Indiana. 

The University will invest the $2.7 million Mrs. 
Roberts designated to endow the scholarships. A 
portion of the annual return will be used for student 
support, and the remainder will be retained in the 
principal as protection against inflation. 

Penn Staters 


> — 345; University Calendar — 456. 

Mary S. Mander, associate professor of communica- 
tions, was a panelist at the meeting of the Interna- 
tional Association for Mass Communication 
Research in Portoroz, Slovenia. She participated in a 
panel on news agencies of the nineteenth century as 
early forms of media globalization. The trip was par- 
tially underwritten by the Office of International 
Cooperative Programs. 

Gary L. Mullen, professor of mathematics, is editor- 
in-chief of a new journal, Finite Fields and Their Appli- 
cations, the first issue of which was published in Jan- 
uary 1995 by Academic Press. 

Dr. Mullen spoke on "Open Problems in the The- 
ory and Application of Finite Field" at the Third 
International Conference on Finite, Fields and Appli- 
cations in Glasgow, Scotland. During the R. C. Bose 
Memorial Conference on Statistical Designs and 
Related Combinatorics, he gave a talk titled "Orthog- 
onal Hypercubes and Related Designs." 

Delia M. Roy, professor emerita of materials science 
at the Intercollege Materials Research Laboratory, 
has been appointed to a committee of the National 
Academy of Science/ National Research Council 
Board on Radioactive Waste Management. The com- 
mittee is to provide a review of New York State's sit- 
ing and methodology selection for low-level radioac- 
tive waste disposal. She also has been appointed a 
member of the National Academy of Engineering 
Membership Policy Committee. 

Innovation in Learning projects doing well 

Now in its first year of opera- 
tion, the Institute for Innova- 
tion in Learning sponsors pro- 
jects that introduce active and 

collaborative learning into the class- 
room. Innovation projects completed, 
under way or planned involve the fac- 
ulty from six campuses and si\ differ 
ent colleges. Typically, the instructors 
in these courses design assignments 
involving student teams working on 
research projects or course assign 

The first projects completed las 
spring in chemistry, agricultural e 
nomics, individual and family studies, 
and health policy administration 
showed promising results. In an 
introductory chemistry course, Joseph 
Keiser, lecturer, substituted 17 inde- 
pendent research projects for 
"canned" laboratory experiments. In 
two honors sections of an organic 
chemistry laboratory, Robert Minard, 
lecturer, assigned 10 teams of students 
to use a molecular modeling/compu- 
tation system. They compared their 
predictions with laboratory results for 
five different chemical reactions and 
learned to use an important new tool 
of chemical research. One student 
wrote in evaluation: "It gives you a 
sense of power to create molecules 
and compounds, be able to predict 
results and then verify those results 

This fall, nine innovation projects 
are under way. They range in focus 

Faculty proposals sought 

The Institute for Innovation in 
Learning is soliciting faculty propos- 
als for designing experiments in 
active and collaborative learning in 
undergraduate courses for the 1996- 
97 academic year. Active learning 
advances cognitive skills in problem 
solving and knowledge application 
rather than recall. Collaborative 
learning uses student teamwork to 
achieve higher academic perfor- 

The institute plans to sponsor 30 
or more faculty projects in the com- 

ing year. Support includes the fund- 
ing of student interns, small grants 
(under $750), instructional design 
consultants and team-trainine 

Faculty selected will join the 
more than 20 Fellows already work- 
ing with the institute. 

The deadline for Fall 1996 pro- 
jects is Nov. 1. The deadline for 
Spring 1997 projects is March 1. For 
application forms and further infor- 
mation, call (814) 865-8681 or E-mail 

from Robert Avanzato's introductory 
robotics course at the Penn State 
Abington-Ogontz Campus in which 
student teams design, build and pro- 
gram model robots for national com- 
petition; through Charles Kennedy's 
political science course at the Penn 
State York Campus that uses simula- 
tions of political decisions to enhance 
critical reasoning skills; to an 
advanced course in organic chemistry 
coordinated with a library research 
course to improve student skills in 
using computer-aided chemical litera- 
ture searches taught by Nan 
Butkovitch and Robert Minard. 

Marilyn Eastridge and Robert 
Eisenbraun, both assistant professors 
and sports science, are 



Timothy C. Fake, senior network ana- 
lyst at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Cynthia D. Fetters, staff assistant VI 
in College of Education. 
Shannon L. Fitzgerald, staff assistant VI 
in College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. 
Carol A. Foster, staff assistant VI in 
Research and Graduate School. 
Laurie M. Frye, staff assistant VI in 
Office of The President. 
Lisa K. Fusso, staff assistant V in Col- 
lege of Engineering. 
Tricia L. Gabany-Guerrero, advising 
program coordinator in Office of The 

Cheryl A. Gates, staff assistant VII at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Thomas E. Gavazzi, assistant opera- 
tions supervisor in Computer and 
Information Systems, Center for Aca- 
demic Computing. 

Anna M. Gearhart, communications 
analyst II in Computer and Informa- 
tion System, Telecommunications. 
Diane E. Gill, assistant campus regis- 
trar at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Gerald G. Goff, coordinator, Adyis- 
ing and Promotional Programs, in 
Continuing and Distance Education. 
Lydia R. Grimm, staff assistant V in 
Housing and Food Services. 
Barbara B. Gummo, proposal and 
grant assistant in The Smeal College of 
Business Administration. 
Tern A. Gummo, staff assistant V in 
College of Communications. 

Jane A. Gush, staff 

Office of Physical Plant. 

Karen R. Haldeman, staff assistant V 

in Student Affairs. 

Michael D. Herr, senior technician, 

Research, at The Hershey Medical 

Dave C. Hollen, senior microcomput- 
er systems consultant in Computer 
and Information Systems, Center for 
Academic Computing. 
La Rue M. Jacobs, staff assistant VI in 
College of Engineering. 
Mary Kelly, accountant in Applied 
Research Lab. 

Molly A. Kline, staff assistant V in 
Continuing and Distance Education. 
Christy E. Kohler, senior extension 
agent in College of Agricultural Sci- 

Patricia A. Light, clinical head nurse 

at The Hershey Medical Center. 

James R. Malm, assistant director, 

Alumni Relations, at Penn State Har- 


Julie A. Martinez, student i 

specialist in Student Affairs. 

Doris A. McCool, adn 

assistant II in The Smeal College of 

Business Administration. 

Jennifer B. Morris, assistant to the 

dean in College of the Liberal Arts. 

Michele W. Moslak, staff assistant VI 

in College of Education. 

Theresa K. Musser, management 

assistant II in Office of The President. 

Marcia L. Newell, staff assistant VI at 

using student teams Id design instruc- 
tional units in physical education for 
high school students; and Barbara 
Grabowski, associate professor of 
education, and William Harkness, 
professor of statistics, are developing 
cooperative student team activities in 
a large, traditionally all-lecture course 
in statistics. 

The institute has scheduled 10 pro- 
jects for the Spring Semester. One pro- 
gram in computer science, devised by 
Joseph Lambert, head and associate 
professor of computer science, 
involves teams of lower-division stu- 
dents led by seniors. The teams will 
apply computer hardware and soft- 
ware to business and educational 
problems. The program is co-spon- 

Penn State DuBois Campus. 
Susan M. Osman, manager, Human 
Resources, in College of Education. 
Sara L. Peterson, staff assistant VI in 
College ot Earth and Mineral Sciences. 
Linda E. Pierce, coordinator, Human 
Resources Services, in Office of 
Human Resources. 

Dawn M. Praskovich, staff assistant V 
in Office of The President. 
Thomas W. Rhodes, supervisor, 
Mushroom Test Demonstration Facili- 
ty, in College of Agricultural Sciences. 
Laura V. Rinehart, administrative 
assistant I at The Hershey Medical 

Bobbi J. Robinson, staff assistant V in 
College of Education, 
Jill M. Tomko, staff assistant V at The 
Hershey Medical Center. 
Erin D. Weaver, staff assistant IV in 
Housing and Food Services. 
Sidney M. Garber, mixer, Bakery, in 
Housing and Food Services. 
James R. Myers, director. Facilities 
Management Programs, in College of 

Linda L. Odland, bindery worker in 
Business Services. 

Rosalie Rivera, unit coordinator, 
Expanded Food and Nutrition Educa- 
tion Program, in College of Agricul- 
tural Sciences. 

Penny A. Royer, staff assistant IV in 
Business Services. 

Mary Ann E. Shultz, baker. Utility, in 
Housing and Food Services. 

sored with the Leonhard Center and 
the Department of Computer Science. 
A second joint project with the Leon- 
hard Center links instructional sys- 
tems graduate students as course 
design consultants with faculty con- 
ducting innovations. 

In addition, plans are under way 
to initiate an experimental summer 
academy for incoming freshman in 
1996. It will explore ways to introduce 
new students to collaborative learning 
and the use of computers in inquiry 
and student-initiated research. This 
project is co-sponsored with the Office 
of Summer Sessions, the Leonhard 
Center and the departments ot English 
and Speech Communication. A stu- 
dent organization, called 'The Learn- 
ing Force," aids the institute in finding 
promising innovations for develop- 
ment and support. Members undergo 
training in team-building and team- 
managing skills so they can serve as 
consultants to the faculty and students 
who wish to experiment with active 
and collaborative learning. 

The institute conducts biweekly 
workshops with faculty undertaking 
or contemplating projects in active 
and collaborative learning. These 
meetings are linked electronically 
with the Commonwealth Educational 
System campuses. It co-sponsors, 
with the Leonhard Center, a series ol 

and learning. The institute will r 
into new offices on the third floor of 
Rider II building this December. 

Theresa N. Shunnara, staff assistant 
VI at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Gale J. Siegel, director, Student 
Affairs II at Penn State Abington- 
Ogontz Campus. 

Gloria D. Sigel, bindery worker in 
Business Services. 

Robin L. Stevens, program coordina- 
tor in The Smeal College ol Husmess 

Donna I. Stevey, staff assistant VI at 
The Hershey Medical Center. 
Maurice H. Stroemel, technical super- 
visor in College of Arts and Architec- 

Laurinda J. Taylor, staff assistant V in 
College of Engineering. 
Anna F. Tilberg, research support 
associate at The Hershey Medical Cen- 

Vincent L. Timbers, information ana- 
lyst in Office of The President. 
Irene L. Tocimak, staff assistant VI in 
University Libraries. 
Karen A. Tomich, staff assistant VI at 
Penn State Beaver Campus. 
Kathleen C. Tucker, coordinator, Pro- 
fessional Fees, ,i( The 1 lershey Medical 

Sandra L. Uzmack, coordinator, 
Administrative Support Systems in 
College of Arts and Architecture. 
Tammy S. Walmer, clinical head 
nurse at The Hershey Medical Center. 
Barbara L. Welshofer, advising pro- 
gram coordinator in College of the 
Liberal Arts. . 

October 12, 1995 


Eberly College honors two with 
Distinguished Service Award 

Suzanne Sinclair 
Crieb and Howard 
Crotch are the recipi- 
ents of the 1995 Eber- 
ly College of Science 
Alumni Society Dis- 
tinguished Service 
Award, the alumni 
society's highest 

Established in 
1979, the Distin- 

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Suzanne Sinclair Grieb Howard Grotch 

the college served 

Award is prese 

annually to individ 

uals who have mad' 

exceptional service 

and leadership contributions 

and/or its alumni society. 

Ms. Grieb, assistant director of alumni rela- 
tions, took her first position with the college in 
1977, where she held various positions including 
staff assistant to the associate dean for resident 
instruction. Since 1984, she has held positions 
involving alumni relations, becoming the col- 
lege's first full-time alumni relations coordinator 
in 1985. In her current position, she directs the 
college's alumni relations program and serves as 
the college liaison to the Eberly College of Science 
Alumni Society Board of Directors. In addition, 
she is responsible for the management and stew- 
ardship of the college's endowed funds. 

Ms. Grieb has served on a number of college 
and University committees, including the Exter- 
nal Relations Continuous Quality Improvement 
Team. She currently is a member of the Universi- 
ty Alumni Services Continuous Quality Improve- 
ment Team and is a volunteer and fund raiser for 
community organizations. She earned an associ- 
ate degree with honors in liberal arts at Penn State 
in 1993. 

Dr. Grotch, professor and head of the Depart- 
ment of Physics, was honored for his outstanding 
leadership of the Department of Physics. He has 
been its head since 1988, during which time the 
department experienced an unprecedented 
growth in stature and visibility. 

Its research fund- 
ing doubled and the 
department also es- 
tablished a number of 
new facilities and 
educational enhance- 
ments for students. 
He also played a key 
role in the creation of 

plinary research 
centers: the Center 
for Gravitational 
Physics and Geome- 
try and the Center for 
Material Physics. 

Dr. Grotch has 
committees withm the 
department, the college and the University, 
including the University Faculty Senate, the 
Graduate Council, and the advisory boards of the 
Applied Research Laboratory and the Materials 
Research Laboratory. He has served as chairman 
of the University Leadership Group and the 
Implementation Committee for Administrative 
Changes at the Materials Research Laboratory, 
and as leader of the Continuous Quality Improve- 
ment Team on the Learning of Physics by Engi- 

Dr. Grotch